I submitted a manuscript that uses Sentinel SAFE (Standard Archive Format) Level-2A (bottom of atmosphere) data. Sentinel-2A data includes scene classification and an atmospheric correction - https://sentinel.esa.int/web/sentinel/user-guides/sentinel-2-msi/processing-levels/level-2.
My understanding of Sentinel-2A data is that it is essentially ready for analysis, so after downloading it I used it in analysis without any further corrections.
A reviewer stated, "I didn't see that the authors had carried out any spectral correction of topographic effects or bidirectional reflectance distribution function in the sentinel data. These effects may significantly distort the signal the satellite sensor is registering and therefore they should be removed or, alternatively, there should be a convincing explanation why these effects are not relevant in this particular data set."
Are the corrections mentioned needed for Sentinel-2A data?