As per an old saying, “Without proper
evaluation failure is inevitable,” it is vital to evaluate the
manuscripts. Only by the process of manuscript
evaluation, it could be more readable. It is a useful
precursor for the publishing of the manuscript.
What is a manuscript evaluation?
A manuscript evaluation is an in-depth, developmental, and structural manuscript editing report. It provides a bigger picture of the manuscript by deeply analyzing of its many facts.
The important facts that cover all manuscript valuations:
The structure of the manuscript should be as per the
authors guidelines and also for easy reading and understanding. The organization will enhance the
comprehension of the manuscript to prove the responsibility of the researcher
in providing effective research and manuscript. Each paragraph should be able
to stand alone, and yet provide context to what precedes it and what follows
it. The most common convention for scientific
manuscripts paper follows the format: Introduction (literature
review), Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements,
References, Tables and Figures.
It reveals the important references (citations) and
background information used for the Scientific
The manuscript should have clarity, brevity, and logic in the way the question arrives, methods used to solve it, and the conclusions. Use simple language and observe the rules of good grammar, linguistic style, punctuation and spelling.
The manuscript should have a clear point of view of the research and should be proceeding within the perspective of the research at all times of manuscript writing . Avoid irrelevant information, no matter how strongly you like it.
is one of the most important aspect and requires considerable skill. High impact journals want to publish novel findings that have a major impact on
the field and not confirmatory studies. This is what defines high priority. Therefore, a better approach is to judge the
quality of your work and target the most suitable journal Selection.
Check word count,
tables, and figures and media.
Do not submit it
two journals simultaneously, which is a serious offense in academia.
Once you identify
and submit it to the right journal, the author gets an acknowledgement after
submission of the manuscript for evaluation. If it is not received after a few days of submitting
the manuscript, it is advisable
to check with the authorities in time.
manuscript is checked by the Editor-in-chief (EIC), whether it fits into the
aim and scope of the journal and assess your manuscript in terms of cover
letter, abstract, and the gist of the discussion. Unless the manuscript is very
poor, will assign it an associate editor and the main decision at that stage is
to reject it without external peer review
or required to send it out for review.
The next is the plagiarism check for the similarity of the article with any
previously published or other articles.
It is then
evaluated by peer reviewers as an essential process to guarantee its
Only on a
positive report from the peer reviews, the manuscripts are taken for further
evaluations of the other sections. It will include methods, arguments,
conclusions, results among many others as per the Scientific research.
The questions that arise during the process of evaluation:
What is the
research (e.g., is it clinically important) question of the manuscript?
manuscript make a good argument (e.g., define mechanism and not merely
do a descriptive confirmatory type) on why the question is vital?
What are the
methods (e.g., sound study design such as a double blinded randomized
placebo controlled parallel group, endpoint, sample size) adopted by the
researcher to answer the question?
Is the strategy
of the used methods correct and viable?
Are there any
major issues with the methods?
Are there any
better methods, data, and experiments that could be suitable for answering the
question or improving the quality of the manuscript?
conclusions analyzed and interpreted correctly?
What is the
evidence provided in proof of the conclusions?
Will the results
help in advancing the concerned field in some way? Does the numbers match?
importance of the advances in the field are up to the standards of the journal?