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Scholarly Publishing

Information and resources relating to the entire scholarly publication cycle with a focus on open access

What is peer review?

Peer review is the process whereby new scholarship is vetted by experts prior to being published in order to ensure it says something new and valuable. It can take many forms, but generally it involves editors sending anonymous manuscripts to multiple experts for them to read and evaluate solely on the basis of evidence and argumentation. This helps ensure that scholarly journals and presses only publish high-quality content that is well researched, conforms to best practices in that field or discipline, and advances the scholarly conversation on that topic.

Guidelines, principles, and best practices


Scholarly articles on peer review