What does it mean for a journal to be “peer reviewed”?
Peer reviewed is a term used to describe works (usually articles) that have been reviewed by a group of experts in the field to ensure accuracy and academic rigor. Peer reviewed journals are also sometimes called "refereed journals" or "scholarly journals".
The process of peer review is typically used in journals across every academic discipline. In assessing an articles academic rigot, reviewers will look as various aspects such as the research methods used, the significance of the content as it relates to existing research in the field, and adherence to the journal's editorial standards. The peer-review proces provides a form of quality control that helps scholars, students, and researchers trust that the content of an article meets academic standards.
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