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Defining Peer-Preview and the Peer-review process
What does peer-review mean?
Peer-review is a process that allows experts in a particular field to evaluate the quality and validity of a research or scientific articles. The goal is to maintain scientific integrity and to eliminate articles that are poor quality and science that isn't valid.
A peer-reviewed article can have many names: peer-review, scholarly, academic and refereed.
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Process of Peer-Review (diagram produced by the Davenport Library)