Abstract Review Guidelines
Reviewers are asked to use the following criteria, as appropriate, for the abstracts they evaluate. Note that not all criteria will apply equally well to each abstract.
- Is the question or issue clearly stated?
- Is the significance of the work clearly stated? Is relevant previous work appropriately cited?
- If relevant, are the method, data collection, and analysis procedures well-designed and appropriate to the question addressed?
- Is the conceptual framework coherent? If relevant, is the theoretical analysis well-argued?
- Is the work original? Does it present new data (if relevant), particularly from less-studied languages?
- Is the work completed, or does it show very strong promise of being completed in time for the conference?
- Are the conclusions justified in relation to the data and/or analyses?
- Is the abstract written clearly and organized well?
- Is the topic of scientific, methodological or theoretical importance?
- Is the paper timely in terms of current issues of interest in the field of language development?
- Is the paper likely to be of interest to a reasonable number of attendees at BUCLD?