1. Is the rationale for this work well stated?
  2. Are the objectives clearly stated?
  3. Were sound methods used?
  4. Are assumptions described and their reasonableness supported or rejected?
  5. Are limitations and uncertainties in the data and analyses given?
  6. Were alternative hypotheses and interpretations adequately considered?
  7. Are the results presented in an objective, unbiased fashion?
  8. Were the objectives of the study met?
  9. Are the conclusions supported by the data?
  10. Is the organization of the article logic?
  11. Is the writing clear, concise and precise?