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Peer Review Process for Scholarly Articles
While the peer review process for journals can vary, it typically follows the pattern described below.
- Author submits article to a journal.
- Managing editor determines if it is suitable for review.
- If it is suitable for review, managing editor sends the submission to reviewers.
- If not, the submission is immediately rejected without being sent out to peer reviewers.
- Peer reviewers recommend one of the following:
- Accept without revisions
- Accept pending revisions
- If revisions are required, the author submits the revised article to the managing editor.
- Managing editor and/or peer reviewers determine if revisions are sufficient.
Very few articles are accepted without revisions. Being asked to revise your work is a foundational practice in scholarly publishing, and often results in the work being stronger after it has undergone review.
Is a Journal Peer Reviewed?
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Identifies active and defunct periodicals of all types, worldwide, and can be used to identify peer-reviewed publications, academic and journalistic writing outlets, and periodicals within subject areas. For information about the journals only. There is no linked access to Auraria Library content. To reach Auraria Library content search Skyline for the journal title.
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