Author Guide

Checklist - Radiation Therapist Peer-review

Author Guide

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Radiation Therapist Peer Review Questions Yes No N/A
Topic:
Appropriate for the scope of Radiation Therapist
Validates or adds to the body of knowledge
Title:
Clearly states purpose of the article
Concisely states purpose of the article
Abstract concisely summarizes the following:
Introduction
Methods
Results
Conclusion
Introduction:
States the problem or need
Describes relevance to practice
Presents relevant background material
Clearly states purpose of research
Review of Literature (if applicable):
Describes the literature search (databases and inclusion or exclusion criteria)
Presents a thorough review of the literature
Provides a critical assessment of the literature
Defines the problem
States research questions or hypothesis(es)
Provides definitions
Provides assumptions
Methods or Key Procedure:
Research design
Identifies research design
Uses appropriate research design
Sample
Defines population, if appropriate
Describes sampling selection process
Uses an appropriate sample size
Minimizes sampling error
Includes a description of the data gathering procedures
Instrumentation
Describes instrument, if appropriate
Describes validity
Reports reliability
Describes data analysis methods relevant to the research questions or hypothesis
Uses appropriate data analysis tools
Results:
Reports return rates, if appropriate
Describes demographics of sample
Reports results of data analysis related to each research question or hypothesis
Reports results of data analysis using appropriate language and format
Demonstrates objectivity in reporting results
Discussion:
Draws conclusions supported by the findings of the study
Integrates findings with related literature
Discusses implications of results for practice
Identifies limitations of the study
Suggests directions for future research
Summarizes conclusions
Figures and Tables:
Includes figures and tables of sufficient quality
Includes a sufficient number of figures and illustrations
Figures and tables do not require revision
Style:
Is organized and has logical flow
Uses appropriate and current terminology
Free of redundancy
Follows AMA writing guidelines
Follows ASRT author guidelines
Does not require substantial editing
References:
Uses timely or historically significant references
Contains appropriate references to support material presented
Includes sufficient references
Uses correct citation in text and reference list

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