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ENG 200: Introduction to Linguistics (AL): Articles

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What Are Peer Reviewed Journal Articles?

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Many scholarly journals use a process called peer review.

  • Before an article can be published in a peer reviewed journal, the journal requires that other scholars in the author's field (the author's peers) critically evaluate the article.
  • Peer review is a kind of quality control process to help ensure that the article represents the best scholarship available.

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