Finally, when responding to reviewers, it is too late and not very helpful for authors to question whether their manuscript may have received more favorable comments had it been sent to different reviewers. When submitting their next manuscript, however, authors may consider nominating reviewers and nonreviewers (ie, individuals who should not review their manuscript). Compared to editor-selected reviewers, author-suggested reviewers may be more likely to recommend acceptance,15 particularly in the early stages of peer review.16 Interestingly, nominating nonreviewers may increase the odds of publication success even more than that of nominating reviewers.17 Authors should be aware that the final decision on acceptance typically rests with the editor, not the reviewers. Notably, CHEST allows authors to nominate reviewers and nonreviewers. Authors should, however, justify why nonreviewers have been nominated.