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What is a peer reviewed journal?
Peer-reviewed journals (also called "scholarly" or "academic" journals) contain original research articles within a specific subject domain.
These articles are reviewed by other experts before publication and share many or all of these qualities:
- List authors' names, email addresses, and affiliations (e.g. Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney)
- Use section headers (these may vary): Abstract, Introduction, Literature Review, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusion
- Include tables or figures of statistical data
- Cite references to other quality sources
Here are two examples:
NOTE: Some peer-reviewed journals will include literature reviews, book reviews, and opinion essays. None of these present original research however!
This table summarizes the differences between peer-reviewed journals and other periodicals, but please ask a librarian if you have further questions!
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