Q. What is a peer reviewed journal?


Peer-review is an editorial process typically used by scholarly, academic journals. It is rigorous and involves both review and approval by one or more "peers", or experts in that field.

Not all scholarly journals use a peer-review process; therefore, a journal article may be scholarly/academic, but not necessarily peer-reviewed.

Typically only research articles follow a peer-review process, so this does not include book reviews, editorials, article reviews, or other content published in the journal.

To know if a journal uses peer-review, it is best to visit the journal's home page. 


  • Last Updated Nov 24, 2020
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  • Answered By Mary Snyder (she/her/hers)

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