What does peer-review mean?


Peer-reviewed or 'scholarly' journals, or journal articles, are strongly endorsed by teaching departments, as opposed to non-peer-reviewed or general magazines for information.  

Before they can be published, the articles in such journals have been carefully and independently assessed by academics or professionals from within the relevant fields, and are produced for academic, scholarly and professional readership in contrast to magazines sold to the general public.

Towards the front, or the last pages, you will find editorial statements or instructions to authors in peer-reviewed journals. 

When searching for such material in online databases, usually there will be an option to limit your search results to peer-reviewed, on the left-hand side, or underneath the search boxes. 

  • Last Updated Feb 06, 2024
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  • Answered By Tim Suttie

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