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

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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
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479963812
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sept 25
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems, ICAMechS 2014 - Kumamoto, Japan
Duration: 2014 Aug 102014 Aug 12

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems, ICAMechS
ISSN (Print)2325-0682
ISSN (Electronic)2325-0690


Conference2014 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems, ICAMechS 2014


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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