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CHEM 1001: Article Evaluation Exercise: Peer-Review

What is a Peer-Reviewed Source?

In contrast to popular sources, peer-reviewed journals are written primarily by scientists, for scientists. The goal of a peer-reviewed article is to communicate new scientific research in the context of past research. The language in peer-reviewed articles is often technical and publishing follows a rigorous editing and approval process.

Popular vs. Peer-Reviewed Sources

comparing popular vs. peer-reviewed sources looking at author, audience, language, editing process, publication timeline, and research

Peer-Reviewed Sources

Examples of Peer-Reviewed Journals:

Examples of peer-reviewed journals include: Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, and ACS journals. 

Finding Peer-Reviewed Sources