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Peer Review

Scientific Research Publishing App for iOS



Overall Numeric Rating:

4.75 stars
Content Quality:
Effectiveness: 4.5 stars
Ease of Use: 4.75 stars
Reviewed: May 27, 2014 by Teacher Education
Overview: Scientific Research Pubishing (SCIRP) is one of the largets Open Access journal publishers. SCRIP also publishes academic books and conference proceedings. SCIRP currently has more than 200 open access journals in the areas of science, technology and medicine. Their FREE app provides access to these open access journals.
Type of Material: Android application.
Recommended Uses: This app can be used to find peer reviewed science research articles
Technical Requirements: Android Phone, Android Tablet, Other Android Device. Android 2.1 and above.
Identify Major Learning Goals: No particular goals established for this application.
Target Student Population: College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: Knowledge of navigating Android phone apps.

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Strengths: Availability on Android phones is a major plus. this app is good for the person that needs research information quickly. There are over 200 peer-reviewed journals in a variety of academic disciplines from life sciences to social sciences available.
Concerns: N/A

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 4.5 stars
Strengths: The objective of this app is to offer free, open access journals to anyone looking for research articles. The material can be used for dissertation/thesis development.
Concerns: N/A

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 4.75 stars
Strengths: Very easily navigated. This app uses the navigation system embedded within the Android system.
Concerns: Lack of documentation; however, it is easily navigated so this should not be a major concern.

Other Issues and Comments: None