Article Review — Details
Total 40 points
Please include the following categories in your article review:
1. Title Page (1 point)
2. Full Bibliographic Reference (1 point)
3. Introduction: Objectives, Article Domain, Audience, Journal and
Conceptual/ Empirical Classification (4 points)
4. Brief Summary (2 points)
5. Results (2 points)
6. Contributions (4 points)
7. Foundation (2 points)
8. Synthesis with Concepts (2 points)
9. Analysis (4 points)
10. General Critique (6 points)
11. Issues (as per the author) (2 points)
12. Issues (as per your opinion) (2 points)
13. Relevance/Impact (3 points)
14. Questions (3 points)
15. References (2 points)
1. Full Bibliographic Reference
State the full bibliographic reference of the article you are reviewing (authors,
title, journal name, volume, issue, year, page numbers, etc)
2. Introduction: Objectives, Article domain, Audience, Journal and
— State the Objective of the Article (goals or purpose), its domain/ topic area.
— Identify the intended audience of the article, i.e. what background should
reader have; what background material one should be familiar to understand
— Is the journal appropriate (or inappropriate) for this article?
— Classify whether the article is Conceptual or Empirical or Review
3. Brief Summary
Summarize the article very briefly, roughly as under:
Paragraph 1: What is the problem being addressed? Paragraph 2: which
solution is being proposed?
Paragraph 3: what evidence is put forward to support the solution provided (if
article is of empirical type, highlight what kind of empirical study was
conducted as part of the evidence)
Briefly summarize the important points (such as observations, conclusions,
findings, inferences) and “take home points” in the article.
An article makes a contribution by adding to the knowledge of researchers in a
research field. An article can make a contribution to research field in many
Does it provide a new way to look at a problem?
Does it bring together or “synthesize” several concepts in an insightful way
that has not been done before?
Does it provide new results/ solutions or identify new issues?
Are the issues addressed introduced in a way that their relevance/impact to
practice is evident?
List the article’s original contribution. Discuss each contribution with due care.
Identify the key pieces of prior research upon which article are built. If the
article is entirely new domain, “This article does not build upon any foundation
research” may be specified.
7. Synthesis with Concepts
Synthesis means analysing a particular topic by comparing and contrasting it
with, and thinking about it from the viewpoint of, the basic concepts related to
State that what has changed since the article was written? How do its lessons,
ideas and theories still apply? To what extent has its issues been resolved?
9. General Critique
In this section one should state his/her opinions of how well the authors
presented and discussed the research results including interpretations in the
article. It should contain both positive and negative comments with due
Following issues may be addressed:
• — Does it build upon the appropriate foundation (i.e., upon appropriate
• — Is the approach and execution is correct?
• — Confidence with respect to the article’s results, and why?
• — Does article throws upon exclusive new ideas?
• — What are the article’s shortcomings and limitations?
• — Are all important aspects and issues of its domain covered?
• — Examine and comment the logic given in the article
Article should be checked upon clarity, theoretical background, latest literature
& critical review, scope for further research in the related area.
10. Issues (as listed by author)
State issues as listed by author. How they are addressed or not addressed?
11. Issues (as per your opinion)
State issues according to you which remain unresolved or issues which could
arise in future. Also, provide suggestions for resolving them.
Determine how much this article has relevance/Impact, do a citation analysis.
List three insightful questions of your own arising from this article that could
really make one think.
List the full bibliographic references that you used to review the article.