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research articles in our journal have undergone rigorous peer review,
based on initial editor screening and transparent or anonymized
handling by two reviewers.
cases where editors have doubts after the process of review, they
double-check the evaluation with some members of the Editorial board,
according to their field of specialization, in order to reach an
agreement and a decision on the manuscript.
our reviewers sign the agreement on peer review ethics including
confidentiality, friendliness and above all honesty in regard of own
qualifications and conflicts of interests.
is also a checklist for reviewers, which may serve as an outline for
a peer review letter.
title and references
the title informative and relevant?
the aim clear?
it clear from the
abstract what the
study found and how they did it?
appropriate key studies included?
it clear what is already known about this topic?
the research question clearly outlined?
the research question justified given what is already known about
the process of subject selection clear?
the variables defined and measured appropriately?
the study methods valid and reliable?
there enough detail in order to replicate the study?
the data presented in an appropriate way?
and figures relevant and clearly presented?
units, rounding, and number of decimals?
columns, and rows labelled correctly and clearly?
the text in the results add to the data or is it repetitive?
you clear about what is a statistically significant result?
you clear about what is a practically meaningful result?
the results discussed from multiple angles and placed into context
without being over interpreted?
the conclusions answer the aims of the study?
the conclusions supported by references or results?
the limitations of the study fatal or are they opportunities to
inform future research?
|| Gottfried Wilhelm