Manuscript evaluation criteria
During the review process the referees are asked to take into account all of the following aspects:
- Is the manuscript scientifically sound and relevant for publication in Primate Biology?
- Does the paper present novel concepts, ideas, tools, and data?
- Are substantial conclusions reached?
- Are the scientific methods and assumptions valid and clearly outlined?
- Are the results sufficient to support the interpretations and conclusions?
- Is the description of experiments and calculations sufficiently complete and precise to allow their reproduction by fellow scientists (traceability of results)?
- Do the authors give proper credit to related work and clearly indicate their own new/original contribution?
- Does the title clearly reflect the contents of the paper?
- Does the abstract provide a concise and complete summary?
- Is the overall presentation well structured and clear?
- Is the language fluent and precise?
- Are symbols, abbreviations, and units correctly defined and used?
- Is the length and organization of the manuscript appropriate?
- Are graphics and photos informative related to the text and with proper figure captions?
- Should any parts of the paper (text, formulae, figures, tables) be clarified, reduced, combined, or eliminated?
- Are the number and quality of references appropriate?
- Is the amount and quality of supplementary material appropriate?
- Are there any ethical concerns regarding animal welfare?