Answered By: Lisa Adriani
Last Updated: Jul 10, 2023     Views: 40

Peer review is a process by which a scholarly work is checked by a group of experts in the same field to make sure it meets the necessary standards before it is published or accepted. Peer reviewing may also be called refereeing.

Peer reviewers will determine the validity, accuracy, originality, and significance of the study before making recommendations to reject, accept, or revise a manuscript.   


The high standard of quality set by article reviewers results in the highest quality scholarly articles. Using these high quality sources will improve the quality of your own work.

Some databases such as CINAHL will give you the option to limit search results to peer review articles. Look for the option to limit to review on a databases search page.

For instructions on how to check if your article is from a peer reviewed journal, click here. 

For more information on peer review, check out the library guide by clicking here.

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