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Communication Studies

A research guide for students in the field of Communication Studies.

Peer Review Process

Peer review is a term that generally applies to research articles in scholarly journals. 

1.   Scholar writes a paper and submits it to a journal.

2.   Journal editor sends the paper to other scholars for anonymous review of quality and originality:

  • Was the work done properly?
  • Does the research contribute something new?
  • Is the subject matter appropriate for this journal?
  • Is the paper written well enough for other scholars to understand it?

3.   Editor uses the reviewers' comments and recommendations to accept the paper or to reject it.  Most accepted papers require revisions to become a scholarly article.

Peer Review Video