Score Display

How the scoring works and what it all means

1. Evidence

To what extent does the science support the conclusions described in the article?

2. Balance

Does the article provide an unbiased view of the science content and interpretation?

3. Clarity

Does the explanation of the science facilitate sufficient understanding and avoid confusion?

4. Total Score

The total score is the average across all of the article's reviews.

5. Score Variation

The flanking dotted lines represent the variation (standard deviation) in scoring across all article reviews.

Further guidance for reviewers is available here