The results from my paper, while obviously original, are not unexpected, and they extend previous (published) results to more general situations.
This means that, at least for experts, the results themselves should be correct, so it's not something suspicious.
Having a set process for conducting your review can make the experience less daunting.
William Stoops, Ph D, editor of , has developed a three-day process over the years that allows him to be deliberate and thoughtful without being rushed.
Unless you accept the manuscript as is—an extremely rare decision—you need to suggest ways to improve the paper for resubmission.
You also may choose to weigh in on whether the article would be a better fit for another publication.
Here are 10 keys from editors of APA journals to guide you: At its core, a manuscript review is made up of three sections: After you have read the manuscript—and before you start writing—scour the journal and pay attention to how the articles are presented.
Take note of the formatting, the order of the sections and the level of detail expected in the articles.
This guide will help you understand what peer reviewed articles are and how to find them.
It will also help you understand the difference between scholarly/peer reviewed articles found in journals and popular articles found in things like newspapers or magazines.