Q. What are peer-reviewed articles?
Peer-reviewed articles are published in scholarly journals with an editorial board of scholars and specialists in the discipline related to the article topic. The terms "peer-reviewed" and "scholarly" articles are often used interchangeably. This type of article always cites sources in a bibliography or in footnotes. While not all scholarly journals go through the peer review process, it is usually safe to assume that a peer reviewed journal is also scholarly. Some article types, such as news items, editorials and book and article reviews, will usually not be peer reviewed. View the “What is a Scholarly Journal” video for additional information.