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SGE Part 2 Journal Search and Peer Review Topic: Plant-Based Meat This past year, a new product has exploded in the food market: plant-based meat. With

October 04, 2021

SGE Part 2 Journal Search and Peer Review

Topic: Plant-Based Meat

This past year, a new product has exploded in the food market: plant-based meat. With names such as “Beyond Meat” burgers and “Impossible Whopper™”, these plant-based meat substitutes make a lot of claims about taste, nutritional benefits and ethical issues (Duggan 2019). Many food chains such as Burger King, Red Robin, White Castle, Qdoba and Del Tacos have started marketing the use of these vegetarian and vegan alternatives.

Duggan, Tara “Critics question ethics behind Impossible Burger’s rapid fast-food expansion” San Francisco Chronicle, 16 May 2019. Web 18 August 2019

In Part I, websites were investigated as resources for finding information.

In Part 2, we will be looking at scientific journal articles, use PlumX metric to evaluate them, and look at what peer-review means and why it is important to science as evidence-based information rather than opinion.

1. You will need to search for a full-text, scholarly article that is closely related to the topic of plant-based meat.

2. You will need to review the two handouts: the informative pamphlet, I don’t know what to believe (https://senseaboutscience.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/IDontKnowWhatToBelieve.pdf) by Sense about Science, a science non-profit agency from the United Kingdom and A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science (https://www.compoundchem.com/2014/04/02/a-rough-guide-to-spotting-bad-science/ )an infographic by Compound Interest.

Your grade will be determined by

a. Explanation (using two to three sentences) of how the article was selected and listing the key words used in the search

b. Proper citation of the article using the format indicated by instructor:

c. Report the PlumX metric for the journal and tell what that number means

d. The relevance of article to topic.

e. Based on reading the handouts provide a clear and accurate explanation of peer-review including 1) what is peer-review, 2) why peer review is important and 3) a challenge of peer-review.

Formats for citations include MLA, APA and American Chemical Society (shown below)

Last name, First and middle initial; Last name of second author, First and middle initial of second author. Title of article, Journal title. Year. Volume. Pages NOTE: all authors must be listed in the order in which they appear in the paper.

Grading Rubric for Part 2: Journal Search and Peer Review

Substantially Exceeds Expectations(5)

Exceeds Expectations (4)

Meets Expectations (3)

Nearly Meets Expectations (2)

Does Not Meet Expectations (1)

No score (0)

Selection of article and keywords used in search

The explanation for selecting the article is clear and concise. Three or more relevant keywords used in search.

The explanation for selecting article is concise but not clear.

Three or more relevant keywords used in search.

The explanation for selecting article needs more specific details.

One or two keywords used; they are relevant to the topic.

The explanation for selecting article is not closely related to article. Two or more keywords used but unrelated to topic.

The explanation for selecting article is not related to article.

Only one keyword was used.

The explanation for selecting article is not given.

Keywords not given.

Article reference

citation

Reference is completely correct using format assigned.

Reference follows format assigned but has one error.

Reference is completely correct for a different format style.

Reference follows different format with more than one error.

Reference is missing more than two required item.

Reference is not given.

PlumX metric

PlumX metric is correct and explanation is correct.

PlumX metric is incorrect but explanation correct

PlumX metric is correct but explanation is flawed.

PlumX metric is incorrect and explanation is flawed.

PlumX metric is correct but explanation is incorrect or missing.

PlumX metric is incorrect and explanation is missing.

Relevance of article to topic

The article is closely related to the topic and is from a peer-reviewed journal.

The article is somewhat related to the topic and is from a peer-reviewed journal.

The article is closely related to the topic but is not from a peer-reviewed journal.

The article is not related to the topic but is from a peer-reviewed journal.

The article is neither related to the topic nor is it from a peer-reviewed journal.

The article is not given.

Explanation of peer review

Response is consistent with the main points presented in the peer review handouts; response is clearly and completely articulated (all three questions addressed).

Response is generally consistent with the main points given in the peer review handouts; response is not completely accurate or missing a component.

Response touches on some of the ideas given in the peer review handouts but is generally inaccurate and/or incoherent.

Response touches on one of the ideas given in the peer review handouts but is generally not consistent with the handouts.

Response is obviously inconsistent with the main points given in the peer review handouts.

Explanation of peer review is not present.

Total (25)

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