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Using Sources: Evaluating Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism

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What Are Peer Reviewed Journal Articles?

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.

Peer Review Video (from NCSU)

More on Peer Review

Want more about peer review?  See our guide How To...Find and Identify Peer Reviewed Journals.