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Peer reviewed journal articles

Learn what peer review is, how to check if an article is peer reviewed, and how to find peer reviewed journal articles for your assignments.

Scholarly and academic articles

There can be many published academic (also known as scholarly) articles that are NOT peer reviewed. These articles are still:

  • written by authors with academic qualifications who have expert knowledge in the field
  • evidence-based (and include references)
  • aimed at a scholarly audience

However, they have not gone through the peer review process. Often this is due to the lengthy process involved.

Check our guide on critically evaluating resources if you are not sure if the article is scholarly:

If  your lecturer requires you to use refereed articles in your assignments, you may need to choose a different article. See our next section on finding peer reviewed articles.