Maybe this is a rookie question - most certainly it is - but when you learn very much about your own work from sending a paper off to review, is there an appropriate way to acknowledge someone who spent more time (and expertise) working on your paper than the co-authors have done? A way to thank a reviewer who has acted as an advisor?
Answer: Don't send off a chapter of your thesis to a journal.
Answer #2: If it's not rejected outright, on the basis that it is just a chapter of your thesis, and it takes a very long time to rewrite and re-review same, feel lucky, and improve.
ps. Will I outgrow the stage when I need this kind of help?
Answer #3: Only if I publish only where I am comfortable - not a near term option, given my recent research activities.
pps. Can I write a review which is simultaneously direct, stringent, rigorous and supportive? Especially when I am sent a paper to review which is clearly a chapter of somebody's thesis?
Answer #4: I must work on this point.