All papers undergo a two part review process including a review by content experts and review for public accessibility. Peer reviewers are assigned manuscripts that are relevant to their specific area of expertise. Manuscripts are reviewed in four areas: 1) Content Quality and Originality 2) Framing and Clarity 3) Scope and 4) Public Accessibility.
Content Quality and Originality
- Does the research question advance the area of study?
- Does this research include essential literature and theory?
Framing and Clarity
- Does the introduction summarize the relevant scholarship and provide necessary context?
- Does the author accurately explain the approach, methods, or design?
- Was the analysis appropriately conducted and findings clearly explained?
- Do tables, figures, and images properly represent the data and are easy to interpret?
- Does the author provide a frame or context for the social issues at hand?
- Do they aim to include recommendations or action steps to guide policy, practice or future research (as appropriate)?
- Does the author avoid jargon and excessive use of acronyms?
- Does the author avoid dense theoretical discussion?
- Does the author keep the reader's attention through writing quality and style?