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Fossil Record A palaeontological open-access journal of the Museum für Naturkunde

Review criteria

In the review the referees are asked to take into account all of the following aspects:

  1. Does the paper contain new data or new ideas or both of them?
  2. Are these up to international standards?
  3. Is the presentation clear?
  4. Does the author reach substantial conclusions?
  5. Is the length of the paper adequate?
  6. Is the language fluent and precise?
  7. Are the title and the abstract pertinent and understandable?
  8. Is the size of each figure adequate to the quantity of data it contains?
  9. Does the author give proper credit to related work and does he/she indicate clearly his/her own contribution?
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