HI 3334: Topics in American Science and Technology: Science in Public

Professor Constance Clark

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What are "peer-reviewed" journals?

A peer-reviewed journal is a special type of publication. Before an article is published in a peer-reviewed journal, it is sent by the editors of the journal to other scholars in the field ("peers"), often anonymously, to get feedback on the quality of the scholarship, review research methods, as well as relevance or importance to the field. The article may be accepted, often with revisions suggested, or rejected for publication.  

Because peer-reviewed journals are considered the highly respected, researchers wish to have their works published in them. Many of these journals have low acceptance rates. 

To find peer reviewed articles within Summon (the ALL tab on the library homepage), select the filters for "Peer-Review" and "Journal Article."

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