Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Research Skills: A Blog Series from your ELI Library staff

What is Peer Review?

Cann, A.J. (2008, May 23). Peer Review. Retrieved from

An important feature of scholarly journals is that they are written by experts in their field--scholars, professors, and researchers.  Most importantly, the articles in scholarly journals are peer reviewed.  Peer review is a process by which other experts will review the journal article before it can be published.  They are making sure that the research is sound and that the idea presented is original.

Watch this video from North Carolina State University Libraries to learn more.

For more on Peer Review and how to find peer reviewed journal articles, take a look at this NOVA Guide: How to...Find and Identify Peer Reviewed Journals.

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