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Reviewer report form: quality rating descriptions

Originality: A measure of the novelty of the ideas, techniques and results reported in the manuscript compared to the existing literature.

Scientific rigour: A measure of how well the experiment has been carried out; whether all necessary details of the method and results are presented in a way that they can be reproduced; and whether the results have been appropriately analysed and discussed. (This includes the testability of any theoretical predictions or modelling.)

Significance: A measure of the importance and likely impact of the work within the article’s field.

Clarity: A measure of how clearly the authors have written the article and presented the information.