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Review for MTE

Sign Up as a Reviewer in the Online Review and Submission System   

Register at the online review and submission system by selecting the link "New Users: Please register here." Contact mte@nctm.org if you have any questions about the submission and review system.
 

Submitting a Review in the Online System 

After logging into the system, click on a manuscript link preceded by a red arrow. You will then be presented with a "Manuscript" screen. At the bottom of this screen under "Manuscript Tasks," a "Review Manuscript" link will be displayed. Clicking on this link will display the "Review Manuscript" screen. This screen is broken into 3 parts as follows:

  1. Review Criteria - Comments to be sent to the Author and seen by the Editor 

    Please consider the criteria listed below in evaluating the appropriateness of the manuscript for publication.
  • The manuscript contains a description of the problem or issue of mathematics teacher education that is addressed; the methods/interventions/tools that were used; the means by which these methods/interventions/tools and their results were studied and documented; and the application of the results to practice (both the authors' practice and the larger community).
 
  • The manuscript provides a connection to the existing knowledge base in mathematics teacher education and is grounded in theory and/or on previously published articles.
 
  • The manuscript goes beyond simply describing an innovation to providing evidence of the effectiveness of the innovation being described.
 
  • The manuscript makes explicit the specific new contribution to our knowledge. Findings should be reported with enough warrants so that recommendations for policy and practice can be constructed or justified.
 
  • The manuscript provides sufficient detail to allow for verification, replication in other contexts, or modification by subsequent authors.

Be as specific as possible in identifying both strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript relative to the criteria above, and provide concrete examples to support your judgments. In addition, please comment on any elements of the manuscript that could be enhanced by the online format.

  1. Confidential Remarks to the Editor that will not be shared with the Author 

    Use this space to enter any comments that you do not wish the author to see. For instance, you might tell the editor that you are unfamiliar with the methods that were used to analyze the data and therefore did not review that aspect of the manuscript.
  1. Recommendation 

    Based on your evaluation of the manuscript, recommend one of the following actions: accept, accept withrevision, revise and resubmit, or reject. Note that your recommendation should align with the narrative you have written for the author above.  See the Rating Criteria for more information on rating the manuscript. 


If you prefer to work offline, you may find it quickest to download and print the manuscript in the PDF file, draft your review remarks using your favorite word processor and cut/paste it back into the reviewer remarks text area on this screen.  Alternately, your word processed review file may be uploaded using the link toward the bottom of the page. 

The contents of the manuscripts are, of course, confidential until published and should not be shared. After completing the review, please destroy any hard copies you might have made of the manuscript and delete any electronic versions from your computer. 


 

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