Answered By: Lauren Fowler Last Updated: Sep 29, 2015 Views: 5
Peer review is designed to protect the quality of published research. When authors submit articles to peer reviewed journals, their work is reviewed by experts in the same field (peers) prior to publication. These peers assess the quality of the research and determine whether it has relevance for their field and whether it is appropriate for publication in that journal.
For more information, see the link below for our guide to scholarly vs. popular journals.