Rating calculations

Here's an explanation of how our rating system works.

The rating scale goes from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest).

Scientist rating questionnaire

Who am I to question these authorities?:
* Not included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Expert in a related field
  • [ 4 ]  Colleague
  • [ 3 ]  Current/old student
  • [ 2 ]  Spouse, family member, neighbor, other related party
  • [ 1 ]  Other
Do you think that the work of this author is useful for the humanity?:
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Very useful
  • [ 4 ]  I am not sure
  • [ 3 ]  Not useful
  • [ 2 ]  Useless
  • [ 1 ]  Contra-productive
Contribution to the world of science:
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  New Einstein
  • [ 4 ]  Some contribution
  • [ 3 ]  Not sure
  • [ 2 ]  There isn't any contribution
  • [ 1 ]  What contribution?
Teaching skills:
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Extraordinary
  • [ 4 ]  Good teacher
  • [ 3 ]  Not sure
  • [ 2 ]  Confusing or messy
  • [ 1 ]  Complete lack of communication skills
Research skills:
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Extraordinary
  • [ 4 ]  Very original
  • [ 3 ]  Not sure
  • [ 2 ]  Somehow original
  • [ 1 ]  Copy and paste
Writing skills:
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Should be professional writer
  • [ 4 ]  Very good
  • [ 3 ]  Average
  • [ 2 ]  Needs improvement
  • [ 1 ]  Illiterate
Originality:
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Has the unique approach
  • [ 4 ]  Somewhat original
  • [ 3 ]  Average
  • [ 2 ]  Just polishing other's research
  • [ 1 ]  Copycat

Paper rating questionnaire

Who am I to question these authorities?:
* Not included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Expert in the field
  • [ 4 ]  Expert in a related field
  • [ 3 ]  Grad student
  • [ 2 ]  Undergrad student
  • [ 1 ]  Other
Scientific merit: How important is this research?
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Conclusions give an significant advance in human knowledge
  • [ 4 ]  High quality
  • [ 3 ]  Relevant research
  • [ 2 ]  The study has no scientific merit
  • [ 1 ]  Obsolete, already seen and solved in Antic times
Rate the overall quality of the paper:
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Excellent
  • [ 4 ]  High quality
  • [ 3 ]  Average
  • [ 2 ]  Low quality
  • [ 1 ]  Shouldn't be published
Writing, structure and presentation:
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Paper is in a format that can be replicated by others
  • [ 4 ]  Clearly formulated
  • [ 3 ]  Not sure
  • [ 2 ]  Logical connections are left out
  • [ 1 ]  Poorly written
Data quality and Analysis: How would you best describe data quality and analysis used?
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Well defined and sufficient data
  • [ 4 ]  Missing data was taken into account
  • [ 3 ]  Not sure
  • [ 2 ]  Data and analysis methods are biased
  • [ 1 ]  Misrepresenting the information to support conclusion
Accuracy: Do the data support the conclusion?
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Present all perspectives and uses valid analysis for proof
  • [ 4 ]  Accurate
  • [ 3 ]  Not sure
  • [ 2 ]  Other interpretations might be consistent with the data
  • [ 1 ]  Connection between the data and the interpretation is ilogical
Originality: How would you rate originality of this paper?
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Inventive approach to a new field of research
  • [ 4 ]  New approach toward an old subject
  • [ 3 ]  Some originality
  • [ 2 ]  Nothing new
  • [ 1 ]  Copy and paste

Rating scheme

We use the following scheme to convert the number scale into descriptive ratings:

4.75 – 5.00

Superior

4.25 – 4.75

Excellent

3.75 – 4.25

Very good

3.25 – 3.75

Good

2.75 – 3.25

Not bad

2.25 – 2.75

Questionable

1.75 – 2.25

Very bad

1.25 – 1.75

Extremely bad

0.00

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