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SOC 481: Social Movements and Collective Identities: Peer-Reviewed?

What is peer review?

How do articles get peer reviewed? What role does peer review play in scholarly research and publication?

How do I tell if an article is peer reviewed?

Scholarly Journals:

  • Have a serious appearance. May include tables, graphs or pictures to accompany research.
  • Little or no advertising.
  • The words "Journal," "Transactions," "Proceedings," or "Quarterly," may appear in the title.
  • Written for professors, students or researchers.
  • Signed by the authors.
  • Articles are reviewed by a board of experts or "peer reviewed."
  • Follow a format: abstract, literature review, methodology, results, conclusion, possibly footnotes, endnotes and/or bibliography.
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