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Overview of Scholarly Publishing Process


What is peer-review?
Peer review is a rigorous process most scholarly articles undergo before publication. Scholars in the author's field evaluate the article for quality and validity. If these scholarly peers determine that the article is of low quality, the publication may reject it. Reviewers often offer suggestions for revision as a condition of acceptance.


Tips for Reading Scholarly Articles

Scholarly (a.k.a. peer-reviewed) articles can be difficult to read, but in many cases you won't need to read the entire article from start to finish. In fact, that's rarely the best way to read them! These links include tips and hints for getting the most understanding out of articles that can look intimidating at first.

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