In this referee's report form we ask you to

  1. give which paper you are refereeing;
  2. make a comparison;
  3. give an overall recommendation;
  4. make any confidential comments;
  5. attach a detailed report;
  6. submit electronically by clicking the submit button at the end.
The electronic report should be confirmed by e-mail.


Paper no:
Brief title:
Review date:


The ANZIAM Journal accepts papers in any field of applied mathematics. Novel applications of mathematics in real situations are especially welcomed, and all papers should include some indication of applicability. If a paper is inappropriate for ANZIAM J, it is sufficient to state this at the outset, giving a brief report without detailed comments.

Papers are expected to report original research, to be of good quality, and to be written in a style suitable for publication in this Journal. There should be an introduction that is understandable by non-specialist readers from the whole applied mathematical community.

Are the style and exposition of the paper satisfactory? If not, can you suggest improvements which the author might make in a revised version?

Often a paper can be improved greatly with some judicious shortening. It may be, for example, that there are 10 or 15 diagrams or tables but two or three are adequate. Or one argument or section may follow another slavishly in its detail. In such a situation it is usually more professional not to give full detail for both. Again an argument may include many obvious steps of routine algebra. Journal space and the readers' time are becoming increasingly valuable. A paper which is clear and to the point is more readily assimilated and helps us to publish other authors' work earlier. Please say if you feel some tightening is appropriate.

How does the paper compare for interest and scientific value with other recent papers in its area?

Choose one of the following:
  1. outstandingly original;
  2. above average;
  3. average, but worthy of publication in abridged form if space is available;
  4. not worthy of publication;
  5. none of the above.

What is your overall recommendation?

Choose one of the following:
  1. acceptable without revision;
  2. acceptable after minor revision;
  3. possibly acceptable after major revision;
  4. not acceptable;
  5. other, please specify

Any confidential remarks?

If you wish to add confidential remarks for the assistance of the Editor, please use the box below (or the back of this sheet)

Attach a text report

In addition, please attach a report that we can pass on to the author by preparing a text document then using the following "Browse..." button to attach it to this form:

Finally submit electronically by clicking the submit button