psyc408

Peer Review Template

Manuscript number: HBG-[YEAR]-[##]

Title: [TITLE OF PAPER]

Opening paragraph gives a general summary of the paper topic and the major general strengths and weaknesses.

This paper [DESCRIBE THE PAPER TOPIC].

The paper does a good job of [GIVE A GENERAL STRENGTH OF THE PAPER: E.G. INTERESTING, BROAD COVERAGE, DEEP COVERAGE OF NARROW TOPIC, EASY TO UNDERSTAND, ETC.].

The primary way to improve this paper would be to [GIVE YOUR MOST GENERAL RECOMMENDATION: E.G. EDIT SPELLING AND GRAMMAR, PROVIDE A SUMMARY AND POSSIBLE FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR RESEARCH AT THE END, EXPLAIN TECHNICAL TERMS MORE CLEARLY, FOCUS ON A MORE NARROW FIELD OF RESEARCH, FOCUS ON BROADER ASPECTS OF THE RESEARCH TOPIC, REORGANIZE TEXT TO IMPROVE FLOW, ETC.].

The author clearly put a lot of effort in to [ONE MORE STRENGTH TO FINISH THE “COMPLEMENT SANDWICH”: E.G. INTERESTING, BROAD COVERAGE, DEEP COVERAGE OF NARROW TOPIC, EASY TO UNDERSTAND, ETC.].

Now give bullet points or a numbered list with specific comments or questions. Provide concrete suggestions for improvement, as much as possible. You might want to suggest other behavior genetics topics or methods to include. Do not bother correcting spelling/grammar, unless there’s something that will be very hard for the author to spot.

Remember to offer constructive criticism. Review others as you would like to be reviewed.