Initial Review Checklist

  1. Does your article include any plagiarism?
  • >50%
  • <10% (i.e. just a couple of sentences)
  • 0%

If the article plagiarism is around 10%, please leave comments on the sections which are plagarised asking the author to change these sections.

We recommend the following plagiarism checkers or any other checker that you have experience with!

  1. Does your article have all the following components?
  • Heading
  • Original research
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Methodology
    • Results
    • Discussion
    • Conclusion
    • References
  • Review Article
    • Introduction
    • Literature review/discussion
    • Conclusion
    • References
  • Blog
    • Subheadings if article is longer (>1 page)
    • References
  1. Do you have the correct permission to use all the images in your figures?
  • Using their own images
  • Images are under creative commons (clearly written)
  • Images are reprinted from a source and they have written permission for their use
  • None of the above
  1. Does your article reference correctly?
  • The article uses Chicago Referencing (notes and bibliography system)
  • In-text citations with numbers in superscript and square brackets

E.g. sentence[1]

  • Bibliography (reference list) at the end listed numerically and in Chicago style.
  • Any figures used (excluding their own images) are referenced correctly in a figure references section.

Please look at the reference guide for more information on Chicago referencing for the YSJ.

  1. Is the article written using British English?
  • Yes
  • No