Submited on: 28 Sep 2011 02:50:12 AM GMT
Published on: 28 Sep 2011 07:10:51 PM GMT
formal concerns
Posted by Dr. Karol Szafranski on 14 Nov 2011 10:43:13 AM GMT

1 Is the subject of the article within the scope of the subject category? Yes
2 Are the interpretations / conclusions sound and justified by the data? No
3 Is this a new and original contribution? Yes
4 Does this paper exemplify an awareness of other research on the topic? Yes
5 Are structure and length satisfactory? No
6 Can you suggest brief additions or amendments or an introductory statement that will increase the value of this paper for an international audience? Yes
7 Can you suggest any reductions in the paper, or deletions of parts? No
8 Is the quality of the diction satisfactory? Yes
9 Are the illustrations and tables necessary and acceptable? Yes
10 Are the references adequate and are they all necessary? No
11 Are the keywords and abstract or summary informative? Yes
  • Other Comments:

    It appears that the article is a review, or at least has substantial parts of review character. This should be indicated. The text lacks literature references. This is major drawback since it is not clear which statements are citations or reflect the opinion of the author.

  • Competing interests:
    No competing interest(s)
  • Invited by the author to review this article? :
  • Have you previously published on this or a similar topic?:
  • References:
  • Experience and credentials in the specific area of science:

    General human genetics

  • How to cite:  Szafranski K .formal concerns[Review of the article 'First European Farmers were not Eastern Europeans ' by Winters C].WebmedCentral 2011;2(11):WMCRW001127
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