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Research Article

Dissertation to Journal Article: A Systematic Approach

Table 10

Typical manuscript review format.

Manuscript review
Originality: does the paper contain new and significant information adequate to justify publication?
Relationship to literature: does the paper demonstrate an adequate understanding of the relevant literature in the field and cite an appropriate range of literature sources? Is any significant work ignored?
Methodology: is the paper’s argument built on appropriate base theory, concepts, or other ideas? Has the research or equivalent intellectual work on which the paper is based been well designed? Are the methods employed appropriate?
Results: are results presented clearly and analysed appropriately? Do the conclusions adequately tie together the other elements of the paper?
Implications for research, practice, and/or society: does the paper identify clearly any implications for research, practice and/or society? Does the paper bridge the gap between theory and practice? How can the research be used in practice (economic and commercial impact), in teaching, to influence public policy, in research (contributing to the body of knowledge)? What is the impact on society (influencing public attitudes and affecting quality of life)? Are these implications consistent with the findings and conclusions of the paper?
Quality of communication: does the paper clearly express its case, measured against the technical language of the field and the expected knowledge of the journal’s readership? Has attention been paid to the clarity of expression and readability, such as sentence structure, jargon use, acronyms, and so forth.

  (i) Accept
  (ii) Minor revision
  (iii) Major revision
  (iv) Reject

 Would you be willing to review a revision of this manuscript?
  (i) Yes
  (ii) No

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 Comments to the author

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