Article proposes a critique of a policy or practice with specific action proposals or suggestions.
Article follows conventions of academic research article e.g. position in literature, cited sources, and claimed contribution.
Article is based on developments that have not yet occurred.
Article is based on formal logic or mathematical technique.
Language quality: 2/2*
Standard of English expression in article is excellent.
Scope of debate: 0/2
Article addresses an issue which is widely known and debated.
Most related sources are mentioned in article [this is an invitation to careful selection rather than a demonstration of prowess in citation collection i.e. apt and representative choices made in source citations].
Logical flow: 2/2*
Ideas are well organised in article.
The argument presented in article is new.
Review impact: 1/2
The article has been significantly changed as a result of the review process.
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The article provides a very detailed exploration of the motivations and class composition of “makers” in Italy. The articulation of makers and firms as well as the impact of making on the economy could have been investigated more.
Clear presentation of the subject. Theoretical references strengthens the argument. The comparisons of peer producers with designers, manufacturing and national context works and provides a platform to build on to understand the makers’ movement’s character and its relation to peer production. It makes an important contribution to the field.