Reviewers

Reviewers’ Guidelines

The review criteria of the paper are as follows:

ORIGINALITY, NOVELTY AND CONTRIBUTION:

TOPIC TITLE: Is it relevant? Has this topic title reflected the discussion?

OBJECTIVE: Is the objective of the article proper? Are the purpose and rationale for the article clearly stated?

NOVELTY: Is the research problem original and addressed properly? Does the article bring something new? Does the paper make a (significant) contribution to the research theme?  Did the Author explain in the introduction what is the originality and novelty of this article? If not, we cannot accept this article for publication.

 

LITERATURE REVIEW: PRIOR STUDIES AND HYPOTHESES DEVELOPMENT:

COMPREHENSIVE PRIOR LITERATURE: Are there enough and relevant references to previous and related work? Is there a thorough analysis of the literature in the field of study? Is the literature review thorough, complicated, and logical? Is there a list of the most significant authors? Did the Author present the findings of other researchers who have previously addressed the same issue? Were the findings of previous studies listed in the article? Has the author used the most recent sources (within the last five years, as suggested)?

HYPOTHESES DEVELOPMENT: Is it possible to "retrieve" theories from previous scientific research and literature? The hypothesis should be formulated and focused on previous studies and the literature, so we recommend including it in the literature review section.

 

METHODOLOGY, RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS:

RESEARCH DESIGN: Please provide feedback on the study procedure's accuracy. Is the research design acceptable, and are the methods outlined sufficiently? Has the Author used the most up-to-date techniques? Is the analysis approach presented in a clear and correct manner?

ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS: What kind of analysis techniques were employed? Quantitative (correlations, regression) or qualitative (in-depth interviews)? Are they put to good use? Is their application complete and correct? Are they sophisticated enough for a scientific article? Are adequate statistical tests or quantitative modelling used to verify the study hypotheses?

DATA FRAMEWORK: Did the Author use reliable sources of data? Primary or secondary sources or data? Is the sample big enough? Is the sample representative? How was it selected?

 

FINDINGS & DISCUSSION:

EMPIRICAL RESULTS:

Please provide feedback on the research analysis and results summary. Is the logic sound? Is the Author's interpretation of the data and references appropriate? Are the findings examined in depth?

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND STYLE:

Is the language clear, descriptive, and correct, and is the spelling British/ American English? Perhaps the article should be proofread by a native speaker, and the Author should request this service before resubmitting it?

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