Peer review process
When reviewing a manuscript, the reviewer should first consider it as a whole, and then pay attention to each of the sections. Review process includes 4 stages for the reviewer.
At the first stage, the reviewer must evaluate the manuscript as a whole in terms of relevance, goal and goal achievement.
At the second stage, the reviewer needs to analyze each section of the manuscript and point out the shortcomings and weaknesses, if any, in its opinion. It is necessary to assess the achievement of local goals in the analyzed section and the systematic presentation in the context of the overall goal.
At the third stage, the reviewer must form a conclusion about whether the manuscript will be useful after publishing it in the form of a monograph to potential users:
- for narrow or wide circle of readers,
- for theorists or practitioners,
- can it be useful for students and doctoral students.
The answer to these questions should form the conviction that the goal of the monograph declared by the author has been achieved, and its results can have real application.
At the fourth stage, the reviewer needs to form a short but capacious report containing a recommendation on the advisability of publishing a monograph.