Skip to Main Content
Lund University

Service Management

Peer review explained

In academic publishing, peer review aims to assess the research quality of submitted studies before publication in the chosen scholarly journal. The peer review process involves several steps: 

  • The author of the article must submit it to the journal editor who forwards the article to experts in the field. Because the reviewers specialize in the same scholarly area as the author, they are considered the author’s peers (hence “peer review”).
  • These impartial reviewers are charged with carefully evaluating the quality of the submitted manuscript.
  • The peer reviewers check the manuscript for accuracy and assess the validity of the research methodology and procedures.
  • Most often they suggest revisions. If they find the article lacking in scholarly validity and rigor, the manuscript is rejected.

The above information is available at: