What Goes into Each Section:
A key aspect of a review paper is that it provides the evidence for a particular point of view in a field. Thus, a large focus of your paper should be a description of the data that support or refute that point of view. In addition, you should inform the reader of the experimental techniques that were used to generate the data.
Reviewing a paper
Submitting a review
- Can the conclusions be derived from the results and the discussions?
- Reject (explain reason in your report)
- Accept without revision (remember that this is very unusual! Most papers can be improved in some way)
- Revise – either major or minor (explain the revision that is required, and inform the editor if you would accept to review the revised paper)
What to write if there is no form
Many laboratories and research institutes require that all papers be internally reviewed prior to submission to a journal or proceedings. The quality of such reviews is highly variable, from extremely rigorous to worthless beyond protecting the author from the most outrageous errors.
If you suspect plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, but cannot recall or locate exactly what is being plagiarized, notify the editor of your suspicion and ask for guidance.
In your recommendations for the author, you should: