The Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis is a double-blind peer-reviewed publication. When an editorial decision is made your assessment will be sent to the author with any identifying comments or remarks removed.
Please provide one of the following recommendations along with a brief report (300 to 500 words) that will aid the Editors in assessing the manuscript’s quality, relevance to the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis and its suitability for publication in its present state
1. Accept As Is: This is an original contribution to the literature that is excellent in all aspects and is ready for publication in the Journal in its present state, or with minor revisions.
2. Reject: This manuscript does not meet the high standards of the Journal or is otherwise unsuitable for the Journal audience (Please provide the Editors with reasons supporting this designation. Reviewers may wish to suggest more appropriate venues for publication).
3. Revise and Resubmit : This manuscript has the clear potential to be an original and significant contribution but is unsuitable for publication in its present form. Publication would be subject to satisfactory revision, including the incorporation of specific changes. (In this case please include specific instructions to the author on the nature of the required revisions).
For guidelines for writing your report and making your assessment concerning the quality and suitability of a manuscript for publication, please see below.
Please return your review by e-mail to email@example.com. Be sure to include the file number for the paper in the subject header of the message.
The Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis is committed to publishing outstanding scholarly manuscripts in all areas of Public Policy. It is also the primary publishing outlet for innovative research on all facets of comparative policy analysis. In assessing the manuscript, please consider the following:
- Does the article clearly address the comparative Aims and Scope of the JCPA?
- Does the article refer to and contribute to the on-going dialogue on comparative policy analysis advanced by the other articles published in the JCPA or elsewhere ?
- Is its methodology sufficient and appropriate for its subject?
- Is it well written?
- Does the manuscript include appropriate documentation and sufficient references to relevant literature.
- Could sections of the manuscript be reduced, or, if statistical materials are included, could some of them be eliminated?
- Does the manuscript make an original and important contribution?
- Is its argumentation sound?