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What is a Peer-Reviewed Article?

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That's a great question! Peer reviewed articles, sometimes called Scholarly articles, are different from Popular articles. The criteria is below or you can watch this YouTube we made about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlA1Ig7JT0Q

 

Peer-Reviewed Articles:

  • Author is an expert in the field. Either they've been in the business field for a long time or they've studied the subject and earned a PhD.

  • The author submits their paper to a group of experts to have the facts checked. They make sure the paper is not unfairly biased and is full of good research.

  • The paper is intended for students or professionals.

Non-Peer-Reviewed Articles:

  • Popular articles written by anyone

  • Intended to entertain (like gossip magazines; for example, Star, People)

  • Not reviewed by a group of experts

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