Peer review is a process by which articles submitted to journals are critiqued by a panel of experts knowledgeable about the subject/content of the article. These are peer reviewers. They assess articles based upon:
This process ensures articles are of high quality prior to publication.
Video 1. Explanation of the peer review process
To determine if a journal is peer-reviewed:
1. Use Ulrich's (a database about journals) to determine if the journal is peer-reviewed or refereed
Video 2. Using a database or Ulrich's to determine if a journal is peer-reviewed.
2. Go to the journal's website and look at the article submission guidelines or intructions for authors section or instruction for reviewers to determine if the journal has a peer review process.