Review Criteria

Directions to the reviewer: As you read the manuscript, insert your comments and suggestions by using the Comment tool of Word. Then use the rubric below to evaluate the manuscript and assign a rating from 1 (lowest) to 3 (highest) on each of the criteria. See directions in the score boxes below. At the bottom, please provide your recommendation. Thank you for your time and insight.

Criteria
1 (lowest)
2 (average)
3 (highest)
Score
Appropriateness* Not related to
themes of the
journal.
Somewhat related
to themes of the
journal.
Directly related to
themes of the
journal.

*Appropriateness is a threshold criterion: If the MS does not achieve 3, do not proceed. Do not put score for this criterion in the total below.

Practitioner Craft
OR Scholarship
Lacks practitioner
or scholarly
foundation; does
not show evidence
of critical analysis
Builds on
practitioner or
scholarly
foundation; shows
some analysis;
conclusions or
implications may
be weak; good
supporting
evidence and
citations
Builds on
practitioner or
scholarly
foundation;
provides insightful
analysis; draws
appropriate
conclusions and
implications with
good supporting
evidence and
citations
___ x 50 = ____

Directions: enter the
score (1, 2, or 3) and
multiply by the number
(e.g. 50) to achieve a
weighted score.

Each of the criteria is
weighted to reflect its
relative importance in
the overall development
and consideration of
the manuscript.

Contribution to
field
Does not add to
the knowledge
base or practice
Adds to a
dimension of the
knowledge base or
aspect of practice
Adds significantly
to the knowledge
base or aspect of
practice
___ x 20 = ____
Creative,
thoughtful
approach
Approach or
viewpoint is not
new or creative nor
does it provoke
thinking or
discussion
Aspects provide
new view or
approach; provides
ideas for
consideration
Offers new
insights to issue;
pursues answers in
creative ways; may
stimulate
discussion and
additional
investigation
___ x 10 = ____
Clarity and
cohesion
Not clearly
organized, argued,
or supported
Reasonably well
organized, argued,
and supported
Clear, easy to
follow; well developed
and
supported
argument
___ x 10 = ____
Timeliness of
topic
Long-standing
issue
New aspect of
current issue that
moves the agenda
forward
Emerging issue or
new perspective
that takes it to next
level
___ x 5 = ____
Adherence to
format and length
requirements
Does not follow
required format;
too long or short;
not in APA style;
no electronic
format
Conforms to most
format
requirements;
some elements of
APA style may
need editing
Meets the length
and formatting
requirements; only
minor edits needed
for APA citations
___ x 5 = ____

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