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CHEM 597R - The Scientific Paper and Peer Review: Rubric Evaluation Worksheet


You will use the Rubric Evaluation Worksheet to complete the peer review process. 

Complete a Worksheet for each paper you are given to review.  

Rubric criteria and standards used for evaluating a paper are found under the tab "Rubrics" in this Research Guide.

Papers for you to review will be emailed on Wednesday, March 18. 

  1. Read through and become familiar with the evaluation rubrics.
  2. Carefully and critically read the entire paper you have been given to review.
  3. Using the Rubric Evaluation Worksheet, determine the standard of evidence the author meets in each of the categories.
  4. Provide written comments for the author in questions # 3-7.

Your answers and written comments should be thorough and unbiased.

Confidentiality and courtesy are expected.  The process is intended to be supportive and helpful to your colleagues.


  1. Please DESTROY COPIES of the papers you have been given for review.
  2. Complete and submit Rubric Evaluation Worksheets no later than Thursday, March 26.
  3. Rubric Evaluation Worksheets will be returned to authors for revising the final copy of papers on Friday, March 27.
  4. Submit your final paper no later than Monday, April 6.
    • Submit your paper to me electronically at chris.doty at
    • Submit a copy to your advisor

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