What is Peer Review?
Peer Reviewed Journals also called Refereed or Scholarly Journals, are journals that before accepting an article for publication, require that the article is read and edited by a volunteer group of subject experts. These experts are unaware of who has written the article and are checking to ensure that the information contained within the article can be substantiated by the research that was carried out.
After reviewing the article, the team of experts then recommends that the article be accepted, rejected or revised and resubmitted. All articles accepted for publication are expected to meet certain standards or levels of discipline within the field of study.
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Peer Review in 5 Minutes
Here is a helpful video that explains the process of professional peer review and how it relates to scholarly research. Video created by North Carolina State University Libraries.