Answered By: Gannett-Tripp Library
Last Updated: Sep 19, 2016     Views: 16

"Peer reviewed" means that objective peer scholars (referees) in a particular academic discipline review articles that are submitted to a scholarly journal for publication by their colleagues.  This is a way to guarantee that the research is credible and sound.  The term "refereed" is roughly equivalent to "peer reviewed".
If you have any questions about whether an article is peer reviewed or not, please ask at the Library Services Desk.