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When we first began publication of the International Journal of Forecasting, we reviewed policies that were used by other journals and also examined the research on scientific publishing. Our findings were translated into a referee's rating form that was published in the journal [Armstrong (1982a)]. These guidelines were favorably received. Most referees used the Referee's Rating Sheet (Exhibit 1 provides an updated version)and some of them wrote to tell us that they found it helpful in communicating the aims and criteria of the journal.
Date Posted: 14 June 2007
This document has been peer reviewed.