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Ms. Title : _____________________________________________________________________

Reviewer: _____________________ MS #: _________ Date Sent: _____________

Date Due: _____________


FOR ALL MANUSCRIPTS CONTRIBUTION TO THE FIELD
Yes No Uncertain
1. Does the manuscript contain new findings or ideas?
2. Does the manuscript provide a unique contribution?
3. If not, does it present old material better?
4. Are the findings or ideas important to Science?
5. Is the manuscript integrative in regard to theory and practice?

GENERAL ORGANIZATION AND CLARITY OFWRITING
Yes No Uncertain
1. Is the material clearly presented, without excessive jargon?
2. Are the major relevant references included?
3. Is the manuscript sophisticated enough for a professional audience?
4. Should the manuscript be more comprehensive?

Introduction
Yes No Uncertain
5. Is the purpose and scope of the manuscript clearly presented in the introduction?
6. Is a clear and strong rationale provided for the importance of this manuscript?
7. Is the literature discussed in the introduction adequate to introduce the purpose of the manuscript?
8. Is the body of the manuscript well-organized and substantive?
9. Are all the graphs or charts needed?

Discussion/Conclusions
Yes No Uncertain
10. Are the conclusions properly discussed?
11. Does the discussion/conclusion section(s) adequately discuss the findings?
12. Does the discussion/conclusion section(s) relate the findings of this manuscript adequately to current literature?
13. Are all of the citations in text ASE Style?
14. Are all references in reference list ASE Style?
15. Is the manuscript written with Correct language?

FOR RESEARCH MANUSCRIPTS
Yes No Uncertain
1. Are the sample and sampling method adequately described?
3. Are the measures clearly described? Adequate reliability and validity data provided?
4. Are methodology decisions adequately explained? Does the rationale make sense?
5. Is the research design adequate to achieve the study's objectives?
6. Are appropriate statistical tests used?
8. Are the tables/figures needed?

OVERALL RECOMMENDATIONS

In its present version, this paper is:

_____ publishable as is

_____ clearly publishable, needs minor revisions

_____ probably publishable; needs major revisions

_____ not publishable

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COMMENTS TO THE AUTHOR(S): (Will be sent to the author)


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Department of Soil & Water Sciences

Alexandria University-EGYPT

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