Peer Reviewed Articles


Peer-Reviewed Articles

Peer-reviewed Articles
Peer-reviewed articles go through a series of reviews by different scholars who do not know the author such as professors, colleagues and doctors.   They read the articles, dissect and critique each sentence and do research to make sure that the information in the article is in-fact accurate.   This gives the readers a feeling of trust in the article that it contains true and proven material.   The purpose of this paper is to clearly expound upon the details, the importance, and the process of peer-reviews.
The importance of peer review is to make sure that the manuscript that is going to be published for the medical community to read is authentic, free of bias or falsified information, typographic errors and written the language of the journal it is intended for (Engle, 2009).   A peer-reviewed journal is one that other practitioner-scholars can get reliable research methods and results from for the care of his or her own patients or personal education.   The peer-review process is a way to make sure that this manuscript is complete with substantial information for the medical community that will not confuse other researcher or educators.  
Peer-review is defined in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary online as “a process by which something proposed (as for research or publication) is evaluated by a group of experts in the appropriate field (2010).”     Peer-reviews are important because they used in journals, which are read by many medical professionals who depend on a high quality of integrity and depend on the material and results to be proven enough to possibly try in their own practice to improve patient care and safety.   So only the best articles pass the peer-review process and make it into a peer-reviewed journal.  
The procedures and guidelines for peer-reviews of journal articles are different for many publications.   The E-Learning Companion explains that the more...