What Is a Peer Reviewed Article in a Peer Reviewed Journal?
You might be asked to find peer-reviewed articles in peer-reviewed journals for your assignments. A peer-reviewed article is authored by experts and reviewed by other experts who examine quality, utility, and timeliness. The peer-reviewed article will be published only if it passes this peer-review process. The peers who evaluate articles before they can be published are called referees; sometimes you will hear the phrase refereed journal rather than peer-reviewed journal. See the library's guide on determining if something is peer review for more information.
Finding Peer-Reviewed Articles From a Peer Reviewed Journal
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NOTE: Even though a particular journal is peer-reviewed, some articles, such as news items, editorials, letters to the editor, and book reviews, may not have gone through the peer-review process. Read the abstract or look at the full text article to determine whether or not it contains key components of research articles.