Last Updated: Jun 21, 2018     Views: 399

Peer reviewed (also called "refereed") is a rigorous selection process of publications by scholars in the field.

Getting research published in peer-reviewed journals usually involves three or four steps.

  1. First, the researcher must submit an article manuscript for consideration.
  2. Second, the journal editors will send the submission to other scholars who do similar work and who are qualified to review the article. Generally, editors will send submissions to be reviewed by three other scholars.
  3. Third, editors will evaluate the reviews and decide whether to reject or accept the submission. Usually, the response is either a rejection or an acceptance contingent on the author making revisions.
  4. If the author is asked to make revisions, they must then complete the fourth step, which is to resubmit the article for another round of reviews. Sometimes the article is accepted at this point and other times authors are asked to make further revisions.

The process is meant to make sure that only the best, most clearly written and rigorously researched articles are published.