What is a peer-reviewed or scholarly article?


A journal article that is peer-reviewed has been evaluated by the author’s peers, or experts in his or her academic field, for methodology, accuracy, objectivity, and overall unique contribution to research in the field.   Another term for peer-reviewed is refereed or scholarly. 

Peer reviewed, scholarly, academic, refereed = quality sources for your paper!

Peer-reviewed articles in the library's main search display this icon: Purple Peer Reviewed icon from library main search

If you need more information please see our how-to guide: How-To: Identify Scholarly and Non-Scholarly Periodicals.

  • Last Updated Jul 20, 2023
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