Definitions for "Peer reviewed"
Material that has been read by experts in the field to evaluate it's validity before publication.
Journals that are peer reviewed are scholarly journals. All articles in the journal have been reviewed by experts in the field before they have been accepted for publication.
An academic publication, like Early Modern Studies, usually has an editorial group, composed of specialists in the field, to review all the articles submitted for publication. Who better to review a scholar's work than a group of the scholar's peers? Peer reviewed publications have greater authority than others; an article that has been subjected to the scrutiny of a group of scholars will probably be more reliable than one that has not. Back | Top of glossary