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Peer review of articles helps ensure high quality in scholarly publishing.
Submitted articles are reviewed by other scholars in the field (peers) for relevance and contribution to the field, appropriateness of methodology, quality of discussion, etc.
These journals are also known as refereed journals.
Examples of peer-reviewed journals would be:
Journal of Popular Culture
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
Sociology of Sport Journal
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