Writing Review Report
While writing your report please consider that the authors are most likely to have put enormous efforts in conducting research as well as in writing the manuscript. Therefore, aim your report to be critical but constructive and avoid using offensive and discouraging language. In most cases reviewer's a report is conveyed to the authors as such. However, in rare case if we feel that a reviewer has used unfair language or have revealed any confidential information, we may appropriately edit it. There is a standard form for writing your report. You may complete the standard form and send it to the editor by email. While making a judgment on a manuscript we ask you to consider the following points:
- Originality: Is the work original and novel? If not why?
- Interest: Is the work of general or specialized interest?
- Research question: Is the research question clearly defined and answered?
- Design: Is the study adequately designed to answer the research question?
- Abstract: Does it correctly summarize the study?
- Introduction: Does it provide appropriate basis for the study?
- Methods: Are methodological details sufficient? Is any presented statistical analysis appropriate and sound? Are any additional statistical tests needed?
- Results: Are these logically presented and answer the research question?
- Discussion: Is the literature appropriately and fairly cited? Are the result clearly and justifiably discussed in the light of published literature?
- Conclusions: Are the claims and inferences drawn from study justified and convincing or do they need further evidence? Please explain. Should the authors have drawn any additional conclusions from the presented data?
- References: Are they up to date and relevant? Has any relevant reference been omitted?
- Ethical issue: Does the research raise any ethical concerns regarding the use of animal or human subjects?
- Overall readability: Is the manuscript clearly and concisely written? If not how could it be improved? Could it be shortened?