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Peer Review - Scholarly Books & Journal Articles
A scholar/researcher/professor writes an article (aka 'manuscript') or book proposal. then they......
- ....submit the manuscript or proposal to an academic journal or book publisher in their field of study
- The book or journal editor decides whether the topic and overall quality of the manuscript or proposal is appropriate for their journal or publication catalog.
- If it is acceptable, the editor emails the manuscript or proposal to 2 or 3 scholarly experts in the subject
- The experts read, critique, recommend:
1) publish as is (rare)
2) publish with revisions (major or minor)
3) Do not publish.
The editor(s) are experienced practitioners or jounalists
- Magazines for a general audience
- professional or trade magazines for practitioners in a field
- professional newspapers (print or online)
Everything you find online through Google or other search engine, Facebook, etc.
It could be anything, from a scholarly, peer-reviewed article to a well-meaning but misinformed article, to a hoax.
Evaluation Criteria Checklist