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Primate Biology An international open-access journal on primate research

Manuscript evaluation criteria

During the review process the referees are asked to take into account all of the following aspects:

  1. Is the manuscript scientifically sound and relevant for publication in Primate Biology?
  2. Does the paper present novel concepts, ideas, tools, and data?
  3. Are substantial conclusions reached?
  4. Are the scientific methods and assumptions valid and clearly outlined?
  5. Are the results sufficient to support the interpretations and conclusions?
  6. Is the description of experiments and calculations sufficiently complete and precise to allow their reproduction by fellow scientists (traceability of results)?
  7. Do the authors give proper credit to related work and clearly indicate their own new/original contribution?
  8. Does the title clearly reflect the contents of the paper?
  9. Does the abstract provide a concise and complete summary?
  10. Is the overall presentation well structured and clear?
  11. Is the language fluent and precise?
  12. Are symbols, abbreviations, and units correctly defined and used?
  13. Is the length and organization of the manuscript appropriate?
  14. Are graphics and photos informative related to the text and with proper figure captions?
  15. Should any parts of the paper (text, formulae, figures, tables) be clarified, reduced, combined, or eliminated?
  16. Are the number and quality of references appropriate?
  17. Is the amount and quality of supplementary material appropriate?
  18. Are there any ethical concerns regarding animal welfare?
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