Skip to content


  • Research article
  • Open Access
  • Open Peer Review

This article has Open Peer Review reports available.

How does Open Peer Review work?

Inter-rater reliability of AMSTAR is dependent on the pair of reviewers

  • Dawid Pieper1Email author,
  • Anja Jacobs2,
  • Beate Weikert3,
  • Alba Fishta3 and
  • Uta Wegewitz3
BMC Medical Research MethodologyBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:98

Received: 7 April 2017

Accepted: 30 June 2017

Published: 11 July 2017

Back to article

Open Peer Review reports

Pre-publication versions of this article are available by contacting

Original Submission
7 Apr 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
26 Apr 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Roberta Scherer
30 Apr 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Alexandra Rouquette
2 May 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Segun Bello
22 May 2017 Author responded Author comments - Dawid Pieper
Resubmission - Version 2
22 May 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
1 Jun 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Roberta Scherer
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
30 Jun 2017 Editorially accepted
11 Jul 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12874-017-0380-y

How does Open Peer Review work?

Open peer review is a system where authors know who the reviewers are, and the reviewers know who the authors are. If the manuscript is accepted, the named reviewer reports are published alongside the article. Pre-publication versions of the article are available by contacting

You can find further information about the peer review system here.

Authors’ Affiliations

Institute for Research in Operative Medicine, Witten/Herdecke University, Cologne, Germany
The Federal Joint Committee (G-BA), Berlin, Germany
Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), Berlin, Germany