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:1.5/2
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: 1.5/2
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.
This article presents insights from desk-based research and in-person interviews in South African makerspaces. The analysis focuses on revealing and applying indicators of institutionalisation, and is an approach that is relevant and replicable.
This is an interesting article that was strengthened through the review process, adding a nuanced exploration of class issues. It draws upon a comprehensive set of interviews and case studies to investigate the formalization of South African makerspaces, concluding that they are emerging as intermediaries between formal and informal ecosystems.