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CDIS 4610: Fundamentals of Audiologic Rehabilitation: Peer Review

Scholarly Journals vs. Popular Magazines

Sense About Science

The organization sense-about-science provides several publications that you may find beneficial.  Each of the following links, connects to a webpage with a PDF link, that allows you to download the PDF publication.

I Don't Know What to Believe: US version

Peer-Review:  The nuts and bolts

Making Sense of Uncertainty

Is Peer Review Relevant to Communication Disorders?

See criteria # 6 in the 2005 article by Finn, P.; Bothe, AK; and Bramlett, RE.

More about Peer Review

Professional Issues

There will be several questions on your assignment connected to the following two editorials.

1.  Building on AJA's Legacy as a Pioneer

2.  Reviewers Are Critical to the Peer Review Process

Is it Peer-Reviewed?

The following two videos will help you identify publications that contain peer-reviewed articles.

Find out about a journal

Need to find out about a specific journal?

Finding information about a journal can be done by searching by title in the database Ulrich’s or Cabell's, which discuss the details of a journal, it's purpose and scope, the review process, manuscript acceptance rate, etc.

Or try finding the journal home page (try a Google search) and looking for the About section.

Popular vs. Scholarly

Parts of a scholarly journal article

This video is from Bowman Library at Menlo College.

Types of Scholarly Articles

This video is from VCU Libraries (Virginia Commonwealth University).

How to Read a Scholarly Article

Peer Review in 3 Minutes

This video is published under a Creative Commons 3.0 BY-NC-SA US license. It can be accessed at this link.