Informations and Advice for Reviewers

The thesis rule of the CharitéUniversitätsmedizin Berlin requires three reviewers of which at least one must be external to the Charité.

In your review please take note of all deficiencies and mistakes.  Please differentiate whether these points are minor and just influence your grading, if they also need be corrected prior to publication or if  a  second review after remedial action is necessary.  Only if you expressly ask for a second review, the thesis commission will sanction the candidate and resubmit the improved thesis to you – typically within a year.

Please use our

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that should ease the reviewing process.  Comments and suggestions concerning the form are welcome.

We would ask you to follow our faculties suggestions for the evaluation of theses. As the complete reviews are accessible to the academic public after the reviewing process for two weeks,  relevant deviations to the suggestions may lead to objections.

Summa cum laude:  Work of high scientific value carried out independently and characterised by methodologically and formally faultless quality. The doctoral candidate should have made significant independent contributions in terms of problem definition and methodology. The doctoral candidate should be the first author of a work published in a peer-reviewed internationally recognized journal. Exceptions may be authorized by the thesis committee. 

Magna cum laude: Work of considerable scientific value carried out independently and characterised by methodologically and formally good quality.The doctoral candidate should have made independent contributions in terms of problem definition and methodology. The doctoral candidate should be a co-author of an original work published in a peer-reviewed internationally recognized journal. Exceptions may be authorized by the thesis committee. 

Cum laude:  Work of scientific value carried out independently without any substantial methodological or formal flaws. It should contain partial results suitable for publication.  

Rite: Work carried out independently and containing findings of value without any grave methodological or formal flaws.

Non sufficit: All studies that fail to meet at least "rite" criteria.

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