Scope of the Journal
- Is the manuscript within the scope of the journal (match the journal's audience)?
- Will clinicians/researchers in the field of bone and joint infection be interested in reading the publication of the manuscript?
- Are the reasons for performing the study and the study aims clear?
- Are the methods to answer the study questions accurate?
- Are the methods used to analyse the data statistically sound? (e.g., sample size appropriate, power analysis performed, correct statistical tests or suitable models, potential sources of bias considered)?
- Are experiments adequately conducted to answer the study question?
- Are the results analysed and interpreted correctly?
- Do the results support the authors' conclusions?
- Why is the study question and the conduction of the study important?
- Will the results advance the field of bone and joint infection?
- How novel are the findings?
- In what context should the novelty of the manuscript be viewed?
Composition of the manuscript
- Does the manuscript fit together well?
- Are the most important findings summarized in the abstract?
- Does the introduction illustrates the background of the study question clearly?
- Are methods and results well described and presented?
- Are study findings with the findings of other studies adequately compared? (including current knowledge, key references)
- Are the limitations of the study noted?
- Are the conclusions appropriate and balanced in wording and tone?
- Do the study's results potentially influence future research?
- Is the manuscript written well and easy to read?
- Does the title accurately say what the study was about?
- Are there sections that can be made more concise?
- Is there a logic and conclusive flow of sentences and arguments?