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What is Peer Review, really?
Types of Peer Review
The peer review process may be a:
- Single-blind review where the reviewer's name is not disclosed to the author
- Double-blind review where the identity of the reviewers and the authors are not disclosed to each other
- Open review where no identities are concealed
Definition of Peer Review
peer review, n.
The process by which an academic journal passes a paper submitted for publication to independent experts for comments on its suitability and worth; refereeing.
Source: Oxford English Dictionary
Scholarly versus Popular Publications: Source--Courtesy of Georgia State University
Additional Tips and Tools
- Some databases provide the option to limit or filter your search results to peer reviewed or scholarly articles
- Check the official website of the journal as some journals identify themselves as peer reviewed, refereed or scholarly
- If you are unsure whether or not a journal is peer reviewed, refereed or scholarly, search for the journal in Ulrich's Periodical Directory - UlrichsWeb HERE
- Still have questions, be sure to check with a Librarian or Your Professor!