Skip to main content


Open Access
Open Peer Review

This article has Open Peer Review reports available.

How does Open Peer Review work?

Bringing scientific rigor to community-developed programs in Hong Kong

  • Cecilia S Fabrizio1,
  • Malia R Hirschmann1,
  • Tai Hing Lam1,
  • Teresa Cheung2,
  • Irene Pang3,
  • Sophia Chan4 and
  • Sunita M Stewart5Email author
BMC Public Health201212:1129

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-1129

Received: 19 June 2012

Accepted: 18 December 2012

Published: 31 December 2012

Back to article

Open Peer Review reports

Pre-publication versions of this article and author comments to reviewers are available by contacting

Original Submission
19 Jun 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
11 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - MIchele Allen
16 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Betty Izumi
29 Nov 2012 Author responded Author comments - Sunita Stewart
Resubmission - Version 3
29 Nov 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
18 Dec 2012 Editorially accepted
31 Dec 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-12-1129

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 and author comments to reviewers are available by contacting All previous versions of the manuscript and all author responses to the reviewers are also available.

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

Authors’ Affiliations

School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Family Welfare Society
School of Nursing, the University of Hong Kong
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas