Submited on: 12 Dec 2013 05:44:37 PM GMT
Published on: 13 Dec 2013 06:15:16 AM GMT
Mini review sound better.
Posted by Anonymous Reviewer on 15 Dec 2013 06:17:04 AM GMT Reviewed by WMC Editors

  • What are the main claims of the paper and how important are they?

    Uses of TAD. For skeletal anchorage, best treatment options.

  • Are these claims novel? If not, please specify papers that weaken the claims to the originality of this one.


  • Are the claims properly placed in the context of the previous literature?

    No. Only 15 references are there.

  • Do the results support the claims? If not, what other evidence is required?

    Review article based on only Pubmed search, need to search more.

  • If a protocol is provided, for example for a randomized controlled trial, are there any important deviations from it? If so, have the authors explained adequately why the deviations occurred?


  • Is the methodology valid? Does the paper offer enough details of its methodology that its experiments or its analyses could be reproduced?


  • Would any other experiments or additional information improve the paper? How much better would the paper be if this extra work was done, and how difficult would such work be to do, or to provide?

    Need more references and more appropriate discussion with references.

  • Is this paper outstanding in its discipline? (For example, would you like to see this work presented in a seminar at your hospital or university? Do you feel these results need to be incorporated in your next general lecture on the subject?) If yes, what makes it outstanding? If not, why not?

    Lots of part failed to add references, such as advantages, disadvantages, success and failures.

  • Other Comments:

    1. Title not appropriate.

    2. Only Pubmed search?

    3. Only 15 references?

    4. Inappropriate referencing.

    5. Lots of part failed to add references, such as advantages, disadvantages, success and failures.

  • Competing interests:
  • Invited by the author to review this article? :
  • Have you previously published on this or a similar topic?:
  • References:

    Still article in press. PlosOne journal. Will be online soon.

  • Experience and credentials in the specific area of science:

    11 years of orthodontic practice.

  • How to cite:  Anonymous.Mini review sound better.[Review of the article 'Use of temporary anchorage devices in orthodontics: A review of the literature ' by Galluccio G].WebmedCentral 2013;4(12):WMCRW002907
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