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  • Introduction:
    - is there a clear research question, with a solid motivation behind it?
    - is the research question interesting?
    - after reading the introduction, did you find yourself motivated to read further?
  • Theory:
    - does the submission contain a well-developed and articulated theoretical framework?
    - are the core concepts of the submission clearly defined?
    - is the logic behind the hypothesis persuasive?
    - is extant literature apporopriately reflected in the submission, or are critical references missing?
    - do the hypothesis or propositions logically flow from the theory?
  • Method (for empirical papers):
    - are the sample and variables apporopriate for the hypotheses?
    - is the data collection method consistent with the analytical technique(s) applied?
    - does the study have internal and external validity?
    - are the analytical techniques appropriate for the theory and research questions and were they applied appropriately.
  • Results (for empirical papers):
    - are the results reported in an understandable way?
    - are there alternative explanations for the results, and if so, are these adequately controlled for in the analyses?
  • Contribution:
    - does the submission make a value-added contribution to existing research?
    - does the submission stimulate thought or debate?
    - do the authors discuss the implications of the work for the scientific and practice community?