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Biology 307 - Biology of Organisms (Osorio)

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Peer-Reviewed Journals

How to Recognize Peer-Reviewed Journals

Peer-reviewed (or refereed) journals contain articles that are written by experts. These articles are then reviewed by a panel of experts who scrutinize articles to make sure they meet professional research standards before they are accepted for publication. In most cases the reviewers do not know who the author of the article is, so that the article succeeds or fails on its own merit, not the reputation of the expert.

Scholarly, Peer-reviewed, Refereed Journals

Many of the following traits often indicate that an article is peer-reviewed:

  • Research from a professional field
  • Published by a professional organization or society
  • Articles usually long – charts, diagrams, notes, works cited
  • Numerous citations: these may appear in-text, and/or as footnotes, endnotes, works cited, reference list, bibliography
  • Author(s) identified
  • Reviewed or approved by an outside board of scholars in the field

                                                                  Types of Research Articles
                     Original Research - Data and ideas that come directly from the research

                 Review Articles - Compilation or synthesis of various ideas and data from original research
                 Summary Articles - Synopsis of research

Original Research (Basic Format)
Abstract

Introduction/Background
Methods (Material and Methods)
Results
Discussion/Conclusions
References