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Peer Review is a specialized EDITORIAL process that takes place in scholarly publishing. Journal editors check for incorrect grammar, for punctuation, for spelling, and they check for plagiarism. Peer review is in addition to these traditional editorial functions.
Peer-Reviewed articles are articles that have been evaluated by people outside of the journal and outside the publishing industry who have specialized or expert knowledge in the topic of the article.
Journals that use the peer-review process are labeled peer-reviewed (or refereed) journals.
University students are encouraged to use articles from peer-reviewed journals in research assignments.
To identify whether a journal is peer-reviewed (refereed), go to the TWU Library database called Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory here:
Type in the following journal title: "Health Promotion Practice"
See the database information on this journal below:
The Health Promotion Practice journal is peer-reviewed / refereed.
When analyzing an experimental research article, take the safe road and go with peer-reviewed articles.