Q. What is peer-reviewed information?


A publication is known as peer-reviewed if a subject expert affiliated with an academic institution or professional organization has reviewed the articles for accuracy, validity and clarity of the information presented before approving them for publication. 

Peer-reviewed articles have at least two out of three basic characteristics:  

  1. Peer-reviewed articles cite their sources.
  2. Peer-reviewed articles are long.  (There is no set length for how long a peer-reviewed article has to be, but scholarly articles are usually more than five pages long.)
  3. The article has clearly marked sections, like Introduction, Methods, etc.

See the Finding Peer Reviewed Information page for more information.

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  • Last Updated Jun 17, 2019
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  • Answered By Patrick Mullane

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