Reviewer Guidlines

GUIDELINES FOR REVIEW OF ARTICLES FOR THE JOURNAL OF THE BCTS

1.     Topic

How relevant is the topic to the mission of the BCTS?

a.      Very relevant/central
b.      Somewhat/tangential
c.      Not relevant

2.     Clarity

How clearly is the author’s thesis articulated? Do the various parts of the paper flow well? Are there areas that need more work – i.e., areas that are not very clear, or whose relevance to the thesis isn’t clearly articulated? Are there areas that need further development?

3.     Well-documented

Does the author back up his/her thesis with appropriate research, and is that research clearly documented? Are there places where additional citations are needed?

4.     Citation Style

Does the author use Chicago citation style? Are the citations consistent and correct? Is there a “Works Cited” page, and are the entries complete and formatted correctly?
http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

5.     Recommendation

What do you recommend for this article?

a.      Recommend publish w/o revision
b.      Recommend publish with minor revisions
c.      Recommend revise/resubmit with major revisions
d.      Recommend reject