Vito CacuccioloScientist, EPFL
Channels contributed to:Behind the Paper
The ones I hate the most are from people who clearly didn't make the effort of even reading the manuscript. Sometimes they're funny, just one line, like: Nice work, I look forward to see it published. As an author, it indeed makes life easy but it doesn't go in the direction of increasing the quality of the article. As a fellow reviewer they make me very frustrated.
The best one are indeed from people who appreciate the good parts of the work and brutally yet respectfully criticise the weak parts, providing suggestions on how to improve it.
A general thought is that, being scholars always very busy, higher quality reviews can't happen without lower quantity of reviews.