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BVS510

CIBS: Journal Article Analysis Rubric

Criteria

Point
Value

Comments

Format
JAMA or NLM guidelines used, especially
regarding internal citations.
Length requirement met (2-3 pages)

10

Conventions and writing style consistent with


graduate level expectations.

Article Selection
Article is peer reviewed from a journal of
optometry or ophthalmology.

25

Article is current (no more than 10 years old)


Article Summary
Article is well-summarized and -explained
Appropriate quotations and citations are made
to help the reader understand the article

15

Explanation & Critique


Explains and critiques the methods, sources,
findings, conclusions and/or analysis present in
the article

25

Critique is well-supported by facts and accepted


theory rather than opinion

Evaluation and Conclusion


Evaluation of the article, identified strengths
and weaknesses are based on professional
criticism expected for this level
Conclusion explains connections to and impact
on the reviewers knowledge base

25

Total

100

Points
Earned