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Peer-review Guidelines

You must summarise the article in your own words.

You should answer the following questions in your review:

What is already known on this topic?

Conduct a comprehensive literature review:

  • Search academic databases, journals, and other relevant sources.
  • Summarise key concepts, theories, and findings from existing research.
  • Identify the most recent and authoritative sources in the field.

Compare the article to existing knowledge:

  • Evaluate whether the article accurately represents and cites prior work.
  • Assess if the authors address gaps and limitations in the existing literature.
  • Determine if the article offers a critical and relevant discussion of prior research.

Provide citations and context:

  • Cite relevant literature to support your review comments.
  • Highlight the significance of prior research in the context of the article.
  • Clearly outline the areas where the article aligns or diverges from existing knowledge.

What was the question or concept?

Analyse the research question or hypothesis:

  • Identify the main research question(s) addressed in the article.
  • Evaluate the clarity and specificity of the research question(s).
  • Assess whether the research question is relevant to the field.

Examine the theoretical or conceptual framework:

  • Determine if the article presents a well-defined theoretical or conceptual framework.
  • Assess the appropriateness and consistency of the framework with the research question.
  • Identify any gaps or inconsistencies in the theoretical basis.

Evaluate the research methods and design:

  • Analyse the methodology used to investigate the research question.
  • Assess the suitability of the methods for addressing the research question.
  • Identify potential limitations in the research design that may affect the study's validity.

What does this article add to human knowledge?

Identify the novel contributions:

  • Highlight the unique aspects of the article's findings or insights.
  • Determine how the research advances existing knowledge in a significant way.
  • Specify any innovative or original contributions to the field.

Assess the implications and significance:

  • Consider the practical and theoretical implications of the research.
  • Evaluate the potential impact of the findings on the broader field or society.
  • Explain how the research adds depth or breadth to human knowledge.

Provide constructive feedback:

  • Offer suggestions for improving the clarity and presentation of the article's contributions.
  • Recommend areas for further exploration or future research based on the findings.
  • Articulate the value of the article in advancing the field, even if it is preliminary or exploratory.

Limitations of the research

You should differentiate between limitations of the research and limitations of the Atomic Article

Limitations of the research may include things like:

  • Determine if the article presents a well-defined theoretical or conceptual framework.
  • Assess the appropriateness and consistency of the framework with the research question.
  • Identify any gaps or inconsistencies in the theoretical basis.

Limitations of the short-form (Atomic) version may include things like:

  • Evaluation of the extent to which the AI summarisation captures the nuances and complexities of the original research, noting any significant omissions or oversimplifications.
  • Assessment of whether the short form maintains the original study's context, including critical details that influence the interpretation of results and conclusions.
  • Identification of potential biases introduced by the summarisation process, such as algorithmic biases or selective emphasis on certain aspects of the research over others.

We ask reviewers to also leave a: five star rating. Our goal is to enhance peer-review inclusivity and offer alternative metrics. ★★★★★

Your review should not exceed 600 words.

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