Pre-Acceptance Review (“Pre-Review”) Criteria

In the interest of providing a solid product to peer reviewers, pre-acceptance reviews are done on manuscripts submitted to FastTrack for peer review. CAHNRS Communications editors conduct these pre-reviews, and program directors use the information to make their decision about readiness for peer review.

This pre-review does not take the place of post-review, pre-publication editing.

Criteria for Acceptance

Before being accepted for peer review, manuscripts must be complete and free of basic defects in spelling, grammar, and organization.

If a manuscript has any of theses three fatal flaws, it will be returned to the author for revision before being considered for peer review.

  1. Sources not cited. WSU Extension will not publish any paper that does not cite references where necessary.
  2. Substantial overlap with items already published in the WSU Extension Online Store.
  3. Does not follow WSU Extension author guidelines.

Note: Passing this pre-review does not predict or guarantee successful peer review or subsequent publication for any manuscript.

Editors will not review numerical data in spreadsheets: accuracy of spreadsheets is the responsibility of the author(s).