1. Originality: Does the paper contain new and significant information adequate to justify
* 2. 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
* 3. Methodology: Is the paper’s argument built on an appropriate base of 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?
* 4. Results: Are results presented clearly and analysed appropriately? Do the conclusions
adequately tie together the other elements of the paper?
* 5. Practicality and/or Research implications: Does the paper identify clearly any implications for
practice and/or further research? Are these implications consistent with the findings and
conclusions of the paper?
* 6. 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, etc.