Answered By: Lynn VanLeer Last Updated: Jun 07, 2017 Views: 7519
Peer review is a scholarly form of review for journal articles. After an article is sent to an academic journal, the editor sends it to several peer reviewers, typically fellow scholars in the same field as the author (peers), for evaluation.
These peer reviewers examine the paper's methodology, literature review, and conclusions. They note the existence of bias or other flaws. The peer reviewers may accept the article, require rewrites from the authors, or reject the article.
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