Recognizing Peer-Reviewed Articles
Peer-reviewed articles are the highest quality scholarly articles.
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A peer-reviewed, scholarly article will have the following characteristics:
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Peer review is a review process that journal editors use to ensure that the articles they publish represent high quality scholarship.
- the authors are scholars
- the article is long, written in specialized language
- there is a significant bibliography
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