How Are Draft Positions Evaluated?

The following questions guide the evaluation of the draft position.

Sample questions for draft positions:

  • Is the position statement clear?
  • Does the main body of the paper provide sufficient information to justify the position statement?
  • Does the support paper make a valuable contribution to the field of nutrition and dietetics?
  • Is the interpretation of the recommendations and scientific research clear?
  • Do the references contain substantial relevant citations from the professional and scientific literature?
  • Is there an analysis and synthesis of current facts, data and research literature that result in consensus?
  • Are the implications or recommendations clear, concise, unbiased and adequate as well as useful to the practitioner on how to implement?
  • Does the evidence-based information (i.e. conclusions, summaries and/or recommendations) strengthen the paper?