Q. What are peer-reviewed articles?


Peer review is a scholarly review process where an article sent for publication in an academic journal is sent to fellow academics or experts in the same discipline as the author (peers) for evaluation. This is to ensure the quality of the article. 

The peer reviewers examine the article's research methodology, hypotheses, conclusions, biases, etc., and may accept, reject or require revising of the manuscript. Because a peer reviewed article has been subjected to scrutiny and approved by other experts in the field, it is regarded as more credible than other sources. In some instances, the author's identity is withheld, so that the article's success or failure rests solely on its own merits and not on the credentials or reputation of the author.


  • Last Updated Aug 31, 2019
  • Views 7
  • Answered By Kirsten Ng

FAQ Actions

Was this helpful? 1   0

Ask The Library

Use the box to search the knowledge base of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about research, library logins, citing and more. If you still haven't found what you're looking for. send an email to ask@suss.libanswers.com.