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Criminal Justice

General guide for Criminal Justice at Wichita State University

What is Peer Review?

Peer review is a process by which scholars in an academic discipline evaluate research before it is published. After a scholar submits an article to an academic journal that uses this process, one or more other scholars in the discipline read the article and decide if the article should be published or it requires substantial revisions. This process ensures that the research being published is very high in quality.  

Using SmartSearch to Find Peer-reviewed Articles

1. See the SmartSearch box on the library homepage. Choose the Advanced Search option below the main search box.

""          2. On the next page, see the options for limiting a search by "Content Type." Then scroll down to select "Journal Article" in the list.


 3. You can then also select Limit To "Peer reviewed publications."


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