Answered By: Linda Beninghove Last Updated: Sep 22, 2015 Views: 21
Scholarly peer review (also called refereeing) is the process by which an author submits a paper for publication in certain academic journals. The paper is read by recognized researchers in the same field, who evaluate the manuscript and recommend its publication, revision, or rejection.
Not all scholarly or academic journals are peer-reviewed, but the rigorous process of peer review is considered to produce articles that meet a high standard of academic integrity.
For more information, please consult our library research guide on peer review.