As you may know, the recent “Enhancing Peer Review” self-study process at NIH led to, among other things, the introduction of bulleted critiques and overall impact scores. We received a lot of feedback on the changes, and a recurring theme was the desire for more information about the impact scores.
In light of this, we have begun asking reviewers to write a paragraph summarizing the factors that informed their overall impact score to supplement the bulleted critiques. This paragraph is included in the summary statements, and I hope you find it useful.
We also initiated a continuous review of the peer review process. You can see a report on the first round of surveys on the OER website.