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Social Sciences Guide to Research

What is Peer Review?

Peer review is the process where prior to publication a journal publisher sends out a submitted article to experts in the field for review and critique.

NOTENot all academic articles are peer reviewed.

Confused by what ‘peer reviewed’ means? This video will tell you and explain how it works. (2:11)

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The Peer Review Process

graphic displaying different stages of the peer review process

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