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Reviewer Guidelines

Please consider the following criteria when reviewing a manuscript submission for LANGUAGE@INTERNET.


What are the main strengths and the main weaknesses of the manuscript?

Structure and Presentation:

  • How clearly is the research question stated, and how clearly is the argument developed?
  • Is the length of the contribution reasonable in relation to its content, merit, and potential impact?
  • Is the paper accessible to an international academic readership, including to non-experts in the author(s)' field?
  • Does the English need improvement/correction? (The aim is a clear and grammatical variety of ‘Global (academic) English.’)


  • Does the paper contribute to a better understanding of language mediated by digital technologies?
  • How original and innovative is the contribution?
  • Does the paper
    • relate to theoretical issues?
      include empirical data? (And if so, how do you judge the methodology chosen?)
      relate to applied issues?

  • Would you regard this paper as a potential lead article for discussion/peer commentaries?

Recommendation (choose one):

  • Accept
  • Conditionally Accept (please specify required revisions)
  • Revise and Resubmit
  • Reject

If, for any reason, you are unable to review a particular article, please let us know as soon as possible. In that case, it would be very helpful if you could suggest another qualified reviewer.

Reviews are due within four weeks of when you received the manuscript for review. This is a strict deadline, in order to safeguard timely publication. If we haven’t heard from you by then, the manuscript may be sent to another reviewer. Please email your review to langint at indiana dot edu (where the spaces in the address should be removed and the words 'at' and 'dot' replaced by @ and ., respectively).

Thank you for reviewing for Language@Internet!