SHRM White Papers Peer Review Scoring Form Reviewer: Title of the Proposed Paper: Comments due by: The Society for Human Resource Management publishes original papers on HR topics on the SHRM Online website. The purpose of the Peer Review is to determine whether the paper makes a contribution to the field of human resource management, and is an appropriate addition to the SHRM White Papers collection. Please complete this form and return it by the due date. Your comments help to determine the suitability of the paper for the needs of our various audiences. Your identity will be held in confidence; authors will see your comments to them and the scoring. If you cannot review this paper by the date above, or you wish to disqualify yourself as a reviewer of this paper, please contact the editor immediately: [email protected] SCORING: (see tips and definitions below) Highest Lowest Relevance to the field of Human Resources 5 4 3 2 1 Appropriate for target-audience level Senior/ Directors or VP’s HR Generalists Entry-level HR practitioners 5 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 Grammar and Mechanics 5 4 3 2 1 Effective communication of purpose 5 4 3 2 1 Organization of the paper 5 4 3 2 1 Practical, results-oriented information OR Strategic or Theoretical Emphasis 5 4 3 2 1 5 4 3 2 1 Uniqueness 5 4 3 2 1 Value to field 5 4 3 2 1 Shelf life of information 5 4 3 2 1 4 3 2 1 Overall scoring of the paper 5 RECOMMENDATION: __Publish as is __Publish with revisions (please attach comments) __Request major revisions and re-submission (please attach comments) __Reject (please attach comments) Comments for the SHRM Editor (will not be forwarded to the author) Comments for the Author of the Paper (will be shared with the Author) Tips to Help Reviewers Rate This Paper Relevance to the profession: The primary audience is the SHRM membership of human resource management professionals. Is the information presented in this paper relevant to this audience? Appropriate for audience level: Content level may be most appropriate for directors and VP’s, HR generalists or entry-level HR practitioners. Please indicate which audience would benefit most from reading this paper. Grammar and Mechanics: (Papers that are accepted will be professionally edited, please do not judge entirely on grammar, spelling and the like). Writing is clear and concise? Tables or figures are clear and add value? Studies or statistics properly cited? Is the length appropriate for covering the topic? Effective communication of purpose: Does the paper clearly state its purpose, and does the content support this? Does it have a good title? Is it interesting? Are the conclusions sound? Organization of the paper: Has the author used an outline; are the paragraphs internally integrated and related to each other; is there an introduction, a conclusion? Practical, results-oriented information: “Practice” or “how to” papers should address practices that can be replicated by other professionals. “Research/theory-based” papers should discuss “what is” and “what could be,” and provide the steps to getting there. Strategic emphasis: Does the paper have a compelling, strategic perspective on the topic being addressed? (May be more suited to more senior audience?) Uniqueness: Given other papers and other resources you know of on this subject, does this one add thoughts and ideas, or is it just a restatement of other information? Value to HR field: Does the paper make an important contribution to the field in terms of unique or novel ideas, and/or value of ideas and information presented? Shelf life of information: Does the paper have lasting value? Length appropriate for content covered: Is the paper the right length to accomplish its purpose? If it is too long or too short, please make a note of it. Overall scoring of article: Your overall impression of the article. 5: Outstanding Contribution 4: Valuable, worthy contribution 3: Some interesting points 2: May be published after modifications 1: Not acceptable for publication Please return this form to: Letty Kluttz, Knowledge Manager, ([email protected]) or Fax: 703-836-0367. Thank you for your time and attention.