Illinois Child Welfare

Guidelines For Reviewers

Reviewers are assigned by the Editor-in-Chief according to the reviewers' expertise with the topic, theory, and research methods used in the article. The review process aims to be completed within two months. Authors will be provided with copies of the reviewers' comments and recommendations about publication. The review process is, of course, anonymous. Articles will be reviewed by two reviewers and the Editor-in-Chief.

The ratings below are used to provide authors with feedback.

Ratings

Please rate this article on the following criteria using a scale of 1 - 5 (1 being poor, 5 being excellent):

Relevance for knowledge about practice in the field of child welfare
1 2 3 4 5
very incomplete revision needed satisfactory good excellent
Originality
1 2 3 4 5
very incomplete revision needed satisfactory good excellent
Quality of literature review
1 2 3 4 5
very incomplete revision needed satisfactory good excellent
Underlying conceptualization
1 2 3 4 5
very incomplete revision needed satisfactory good excellent
Organization and logic
1 2 3 4 5
very incomplete revision needed satisfactory good excellent
Support for points
1 2 3 4 5
very incomplete revision needed satisfactory good excellent
Clarity of expression (quality of writing, grammar)
1 2 3 4 5
very incomplete revision needed satisfactory good excellent

Your recommendation (check one):

____ Accept
____ Accept with incorporation of substantial revisions noted
____ Reject

Comments to be sent to Authors: (Here reviewers should elaborate with feedback for authors about the strengths of the article and how it might be improved, including if appropriate suggestions for relevant readings and resources.)

Comments for the Editor only:

 

correspondence

Katherine Tyson McCrea, Ph.D.
Professor and Editor-in-Chief
Illinois Child Welfare
Loyola University of Chicago School of Social Work
820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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