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Peer Review for 032120051

 

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REVIEW COMMENTS

 

 

SECTION I:

 

 

Manuscript Number:  032120051

 

Manuscript Title: Review of Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) invasion and lessons learned for sustainable food production in Nigeria

 

Reviewer’s Details: Deleted

 

 

 

 

SECTION II: Comments on the sections of Manuscript below.

Title:

 

The title is not complete. Please, include place of armyworm invasion.

You have not presented how this pest has constituted a major threat to the food security situation in Africa especially in Nigeria. You may need to x-ray the hunger and food security situation in Africa and especially Nigeria to really find the place of crop pests in this discourse. you may find some important information about these issues in these links: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2019.08.001

https://premierpublishers.org/ajaerd/19120820382

 

Abstract:

You may need to rewrite this section in a summarized manner incorporating the ingredients of a typical abstract (brief intro/objective of the study, methodology, your major findings, very brief conclusion and a recommendation enamating from the findings in your study). You may not need to give historical background of the subject but present a brief background information about it.

Introduction:

Author(s) needs to present more robust background information  in this section. Please, can you provide historical background of armyworm before becoming a major pest of cereals in Africa? You need to give robust background information about armyworm and sustantiate the need to link it to the major crops. You may need to include the names of some crops belonging to these families (please, check the edited manuscript).

Methodology:

 

Results:

 

 

Discussion/Conclusion:

You may need to modify this section by incorporating some recommendations enamating from the findings in this study and present a more concise conclusion. You may check the edited manuscript for other comments.

References:

 

Some other recent, relevant and highly retrievable references may be added in the introduction and results and discussion sections of this study.

Tables, Figures,  Graphs and additional files:

 

Others:

 

 

 

Section III: Please answer YES or NO. Read carefully before answer. You can give further details to your answers to these questions in section VII below.

Is the title of the manuscript befitting for the manuscript? If no, please suggest in section II.

Yes

Have the experiments been properly performed and are they adequate?

 

Do you think a wrong study method has been applied?

 

Have you observed manipulation and forging of data to suit the result and conclusion of the study?

No

 

Does the provided data adequately support the result and conclusion?

Yes

Should more data be provided to support the conclusion?

 

Has the author cited relevant works by other scholars?

Yes

Do you consider the citations irrelevant to the study or inadequate?

No

Are there ethical issues or issues of competing interests you would like to raise? If yes, please give details in section VII.

No

Does the manuscript need further proofreading (English and grammatical corrections)?

Yes

 

 

 

SECTION IV: Please answer the questions below.

What is the type of manuscript (Research, review, short comm., technical note etc)?

Review

What subject area does the manuscript fit?

Crop Production

Will you like to be sent the revised manuscript?

 

 

 

 

SECTION V: Please rate the following: (Kindly Mark X where related)

 

Novelty/originality:

Technical correctness:

Importance to the field:

Excellent

 

Excellent

 

Excellent

 

Good

 

Good

 

Good

x

Fair

x

Fair

x

Fair          

 

Poor    

 

Poor

 

Poor

 

 

 

 

 

 

English/ Grammar

Logic, clarity, structure & flow

Presentation & Style

Excellent

 

Excellent

 

Excellent

 

Good

 

Good

 

Good

 

Fair

x

Fair

X

Fair         

x

Poor    

 

Poor

 

Poor

 

 

 

SECTION VI: Overall Assessment/Score: (Kindly place your score where related)

 

Article Assessment

Score Range

Your Score

Excellent

81 -100

 

Very Good

61 - 80

 

Good

41 - 60

55

Fair

21 - 40

 

Poor

  0 - 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION VII: Additional Comments

Please add any additional comments:

 

 


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