Review criteria

Overall evaluation

  • Does the paper contain new data or new ideas or both of them?
  • Are these up to international standards?
  • Is the presentation clear?
  • Does the author reach substantial conclusions?
  • Is the length of the paper adequate?
  • Is the language fluent and precise?
  • Are the title and the abstract pertinent and understandable?
  • Is the size of each figure adequate to the quantity of data it contains?
  • Does the author give proper credit to related work and do they indicate clearly their own contribution?

How would you rate the scientific contribution of the manuscript?

  • very important
  • fairly important
  • may have potential after additional work and resubmission
  • no potential value