Using Find e-Journal Option
This is the "Home" page of the "What is Peer Review?" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content

What is Peer Review?   Tags: peer_review, research, scholarly_journals  

A basic overview of what peer review is and why it matters when doing library research.
Last Updated: Dec 16, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

Home Print Page

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. 


Printable Version

A simple, printable PDf version of this page is available. Click here to open the PDF


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.

Subject Guide

Profile Image
Brigitte Bell
Contact Info
(815) 740-3447

Loading  Loading...