A few months ago I reviewed my first paper. The authors submitted a major revision and I am asked to review the paper again. I received a long cover letter where my comments and the comments of two other anonymous reviewers have been answered.
The paper is relatively long (40 pages) so I am trying to avoid unnecessary work. Should I:
- Re-review the entire paper as if I saw it the first time,
- Just check if all comments have been addressed, or
- Just check if my comments have been addressed?
I am afraid that if I just check the comments, it is possible that the authors have made some other changes, or that their changes might have broken the integrity of the paper as a whole. On the other hand if I re-review the entire paper it might be unfair to the authors.