Early Childhood Research & Practice (ECRP), a peer-reviewed Internet journal sponsored by the Early Childhood and Parenting (ECAP) Collaborative, covers topics related to the development, care, and education of children from birth to approximately age 8. ECRP emphasizes articles reporting on practice-related research and development, and on issues related to practice, parent participation, and policy. Papers published in ECRP must meet certain criteria relating to audience, technical content, and presentation. The following form is designed to help reviewers evaluate manuscripts submitted to the journal. If revisions are recommended, reviewers should be as specific as possible in delineating changes and should indicate which changes are recommended and which are mandatory. If a paper is rejected because it is outside the scope of the journal, reviewers are requested to recommend that the paper be submitted elsewhere. If a paper is deemed unpublishable, reviewers should reject it outright.
Please return the review as soon as possible (but no later than 3 weeks after receiving the paper) to:
Copies of this review form can be obtained on the ECRP Web site at http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/revform.html.
Reviewer name: __________________________________________________________
Paper number: ___________________________________________________________
Paper title: ______________________________________________________________
Summary Comments for Author(s)
Please enter the appropriate word from the choices in parentheses.
Interest of the subject to readers of ECRP (High/Medium/Low): _____________
- Originality of the paper (High/Medium/Low): _____________
- Technical content
Accurate information (Yes/No): ____
Current information (Yes/No): ____
Sound research methodology (Yes/No/NA): ____
Adequate reference to prior works (Yes/No/NA): ____
- Writing style
Paper is logically organized (Yes/No): ____
Ideas are clearly presented (Yes/No): ____
- Meets submission requirements (abstract, length, style) (Yes/No): ____
(Author guidelines are available online at http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/authinst.html)
Please enter a number between 1 and 4 (meanings shown below) here: ____
4 = Accept as is (or with minor editing)
3 = Accept after specific revisions have been made
2 = Reject in present form but suggest resubmitting after major revision
1 = Reject
Written Comments for Author(s)
Please enter your comments for the author(s) on your reasons for accepting or rejecting the paper.