Genre-based framework to reach a more succinct and objective decision in peer review of a research article

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Abstract

In research publications, peer review is an essential step in process of research article (RA) evaluation for publication by independent scientists. Reviewers are obligated to conduct the review objectively and provide with appropriate criticisms supported by proper evidence and adequate comments in confidence. The comments serve the purpose of informing journal editors about article content and the significance of the results. However, in the absence of a succinct and objective frameworks of reviewing and adequate training, peer reviewers are inclined to give general and, at times, non-systematic comments on the RAs under evaluation. To address this issue, a holistic framework and a specific checklist based on the RA genre and the authentic guideline of a scientific journal is proposed in this paper. The framework is expected to give a holistic structure for writing peer reviews and to especially benefit novel reviewers. The checklist mainly consists of the following genre-based moves: research purpose and/or rational in the appropriate contexts of the research fields, experimental and theoretical explanations, significance of outcome/results, and other relevant discussions and perspectives.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems, ICAMechS
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages118-122
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479963812
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems, ICAMechS 2014 - Kumamoto
Duration: 2014 Aug 102014 Aug 12

Other

Other2014 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems, ICAMechS 2014
CityKumamoto
Period14/8/1014/8/12

Keywords

  • Checklist
  • Framework
  • Genre-based
  • Peer Review
  • Research Article

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Cite this

Umamaheswari, R., & Jie, S. (2014). Genre-based framework to reach a more succinct and objective decision in peer review of a research article. In 2014 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems, ICAMechS (pp. 118-122). [6911635] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICAMechS.2014.6911635