Peer Review – reviewed
In the Peer Review – reviewed series, we invite campaigners, researchers and thought leaders in peer review to share their thoughts on why peer review matters to them. By engaging with the faces behind peer review, we can get a better overview of the role of peer review in scholarly communications, and what changes need to happen to make peer review count.
We will be adding a new voice from the community each month to this series, so don’t forget to check back to keep up-to-date. Click on the thumbnails below to read why peer review matters.
What does peer review mean to you? We want to hear from you.
- Share a photo of yourself in ‘peer review mode’ with a short caption about what peer review means to you on Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #wepeerreview.
- Become a guest writer on our Peer review – reviewed series and share what peer review means to you to the wider microbiology community. Please email us if you are interested.
The aim of this study was to determine whether in vitro induced erythromycin resistance facilitates the cross-resistance to the novel fluoroketolide, solithromycin, in Staphylococcus aureus. Long-term exposure of erythromycin results in resistance to ketolides in S. aureus through drug binding site mutations. These results demonstrate that since erythromycin has been used clinically for a long time, it is necessary to carefully evaluate the rewards and risks when prescribing solithromycin for the treatment of infectious diseases.