Answered By: Jenny Mills
Last Updated: May 09, 2024     Views: 109

Peer reviewed articles are also sometimes called 'referred,' 'academic,' or 'scholarly'. Peer review is a special editorial process used in the publication of scholarly journal articles. These journals have their articles rigorously checked by a group of academics in that field (the 'peers'). These peer reviewers examine the methods, the sources used, and often send articles back for lengthy revisions. 

Popular resources do not use peer review. Instead, magazines, newspapers, and other kinds of popular resources will have their articles checked by an editor, who may or may not be an expert. 

Check out this short video for more information on what peer review is!