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Many academic journals use the process of peer review to evaluate articles before publishing. This is where other scholars, in the author’s field, critically review a draft of the article and suggest changes which must be made before it can be published

Peer reviewed journals can also be known as academic, scholarly or refereed journals. Articles are only published when they have been through a rigorous review process.

Many online journal collections give you the option to limit your search to peer reviewed or academic journal articles only- watch this video to find out more about scholarly journals.

What is a Scholarly Journal Article?

What is Peer Review? 

For more information on getting an article published through the peer review process view this next video.

Peer Review: Journal or Journalism?