Peer review

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Peer review is done to assess the quality of articles submitted for publication in a scholarly article.[1]

Before an article is deemed appropriate to be published in a peer-reviewed journal, it must undergo the following process:

  • The author of the article must submit it to the journal editor who forwards the article to experts in the field. Because the reviewers specialize in the same scholarly area as the author, they are considered the author’s peers (hence “peer review”).
  • These impartial reviewers are charged with carefully evaluating the quality of the submitted manuscript.
  • The peer reviewers check the manuscript for accuracy and assess the validity of the research methodology and procedures.
  • If appropriate, they suggest revisions. If they find the article lacking in scholarly validity and rigor, they reject it.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Bladek, Marta. "LibGuides: Evaluating Information Sources: What Is A Peer-Reviewed Article?". Retrieved August 11, 2018.