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CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION Journal of Rural Economics, Special Issue (Nihon Nogyo Keizai Gakkai Ronbun-shu)

【Last revised on】
2014.04.16
Att’n.: This is the criteria for a referee to review a manuscript submitted to the Journal of Rural Economics, Special Issue (Nihon Nogyo Keizai Gakkai Ronbun-shu 2014). Each referee is expected to refer to this once he/she agrees to become a referee of JJRE. This is revised as of March 28, 2014.
Recommendations by Referees
A referee has to choose one out of the four recommendation categories.
A. Accept as it is.
B. Request minor revisions (but no more reviewer’s checking)
C. Request major revisions (reviewer’s judgment suspended)
D. Reject.
General Comments:
(Items for Reviewing)

A reviewer has to make his/her recommendation for the manuscript based on the evaluations in the items below.

1) The evaluation is to be done for the two categories: “Conditions for Revisions” and “Conditions for Acceptance”.

「Conditions for Revisions」
2) Only manuscripts evaluated ‘3’ or better in the Evaluation items from No. 1 through No.8 are allowed to revise( either B or C in the Recommendation) while manuscripts evaluated ‘2’ or less are not allowed for revision, i.e., rejected: D in the Recommendations.

3) To be accepted, revised manuscripts must be evaluated ‘4’ in every Evaluation item from No.1 through No. 13, both “Conditions for Revisions” and “Conditions for Acceptance”.

Manuscripts must have an evaluation ‘3’ or ‘4’ to be allowed for revision.
A reviewer must provide specific reasons for evaluation ‘3’ or less.

(Evaluation Items)
Conditions for Revisions

  1. Is this manuscript a new or original contribution in terms of perspectives, and methodology or findings? (For book-reviews this does not apply.)
    Evaluation: 4  3  2  1  Not applicable
    Comment Comments:
  2. Does the manuscript include adequately review of existing research papers on its topic within word limitation?
    Evaluation: 4  3  2  1  Not applicable
    Comments:
  3. Is the statement of objectives of the manuscript adequate in view of the study subject?
    Evaluation: 4  3  2  1  Not applicable
    Comments:
  4. Are the interpretations and conclusions sound, justified by the data and consistent with the objectives?
    Evaluation: 4  3  2  1  Not applicable
    Comments:
  5. Is the manuscript well organized in terms of structure of the text, and wording of the subtitles at the individual sections?
    Evaluation: 4  3  2  1  Not applicable
    Comments:
  6. Does the manuscript have sufficient impacts and useful information on Japanese or global relevance for publication in this journal?
    Evaluation: 4  3  2  1  Not applicable
    Comments:
  7. Is the manuscript in line with the author’s guideline including the length?
    Evaluation: 4  3  2  1  Not applicable
    Comments:
  8. Is the vocabulary in the text precise and easily understandable?
    Evaluation: 4  3  2  1  Not applicable
    Comments:

Conditions for Acceptance

  1. Does the title of the manuscript clearly reflect its contents?
    Evaluation: 4  3  2  1  Not applicable
    Comments:
  2. Is the abstract sufficiently informative, especially when it is read by itself?
    Evaluation: 4  3  2  1  Not applicable
    Comments:
  3. Are appropriate keywords provided?
    Evaluation: 4  3  2  1  Not applicable
    Comments:
  4. Is the methodology or a modeling technique adequately adopted and correctly described in sufficient detail?
    Evaluation: 4  3  2  1  Not applicable
    Comments:
  5. Are figures and tables adequately provided to express the essence of the paper as well as their numbers, titles, data sources and notes?
    Evaluation: 4  3  2  1  Not applicable
    Comments:
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