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: 2/2
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.
Reviewers indicate their appreciation of the article in the form of a 50 word statement.
I am very happy that the authors brought (nicely) the commons perspective in their article. The corresponding literature is not adequately covered in my opinion but the article still presents critically three very interesting and not so well known case studies of community networks.
I am happy to commend this article for publication. It has a rather strong activist stance to it, yet as a qualitative case study it adds valuable material to the consideration of a commons approach. The article has been considerably improved from its initial version. The material would ideally lead to a more in depth investigation of these (and other) cases in the lights of commons.