Answered By: Sarah Mailloux Last Updated: Apr 07, 2020 Views: 46
The presence of several of the following traits often indicates that an article is peer-reviewed:
- A lot of citations: these may appear in-text, and/or as footnotes, endnotes, works cited, reference list, bibliography
- An Abstract (brief description/summary of the article)
- The organization of the article into discrete sections such as Methodology, Results, and Conclusion
- Charts, tables, or graphs
- Complex, formal language that is specific to the field
- Notes indicating when article was submitted and when it was accepted
If you want to be certain that a particular journal is peer-reviewed, you can Google the title of the journal on the Internet. Journal homepages will often announce that their particular journal is peer-reviewed.
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