6. Assessing Presentation

Readability

On to the Final Evaluation

\u003Cp\u003EWhile problems noted during the initial review or in the technical quality of a manuscript may be \u201Cfatal flaws,\u201D shortcomings in the authors’ presentation of their research are the basis of many revision requests.\u003C/p\u003E \u003Cp\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EThe basic question here is: Do the authors give readers all the information in an accessible, easy-to-understand format?\u003C/strong\u003E\u003C/p\u003E \u003Cp\u003EIn this module, we will note some crucial questions for each section of a properly formatted manuscript, to help you assess whether the author is presenting the research to readers in the most appropriate and useful way. We will also recommend that you provide a balanced review by commenting on positive aspects of the manuscript.\u003C/p\u003E