REVIEWERS will evaluate each submitted manuscript based on the following criteria:
- Significance of themes
- Relevance of themes
- Clarity of thematic focus
- Relationship to literature
- Research design and data
- Data analysis and use of data
- Use of theory
- Critical qualities
- Clarity of conclusions
- Quality of communication Each reviewer is provided an evaluation sheet that has full and detailed description of each (Please see Peer Review Guidelines.)
In some instances, e.g., controversial papers, reviewers might request to see the revised version of the paper they have reviewed to make sure that the questions raised in the review have been addressed and the comments incorporated in the revision.
The following are the AUTHOR/s’ responsibilities:
The authors must carefully review the PDF copies of the camera-‐‑ready version sent to them by electronic mail, or of the galleys sent by mail, and indicate their final approval of the pre-‐‑published form through written notification to the Editorial If, however, the author does not respond within one (1) week, the
Editorial Staff reserves the right to continue with the publication process.
The author must notify the Chair of the Editorial Board and/or the EIC if an article published in the journal will be published Since the Journal holds the copyright of the article, this should be indicated in any further reprinting or use of the same.
The editors and reviewers may not use the material from an unpublished manuscript to advance their own or others’ work without the author’s
Peer Review Guidelines
Thank you very much in advance for agreeing to referee the following paper for Silliman Journal. As a member of a community of scholars and educators, your help in providing critical and constructive feedback on the work of peers cannot be overstressed. Silliman Journal appreciates your help in making sure that only high quality papers are published, and that the author/s are protected from putting poor work into print.
Although discretion to publish remains with the editors, the greater part of that decision is often based on your comments. Thus, you are strongly encouraged to provide incisive, reasoned, and helpful feedback to authors. As a referee, you have an option to remain anonymous and the Editorial Board will handle your comments confidentially.
Silliman Journal will acknowledge your contribution as reviewer by including your name in the Board of Reviewers for the specific issue in which you have contributed (although, of course, the particular papers you refereed will not be identified).
Authors will be sent PDF copies of the camera-‐‑ready version sent via SJ Submission Dashboard, and must carefully review these and indicate their final approval of the pre-‐‑published form through SJ Submission Dashboard to the Editorial If, however, the author does not respond within one (1) week, the Editorial Staff reserves the right to continue with the publication process.