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Peer review is a process of verifying and substantiating the merit of an article, whether the article is a scientific study or a scholarly essay. Researchers submit their articles to the editors of peer reviewed journals. The editors then send those articles out to experts in the particular field of study. Those experts read the article and tell the editors whether it is worthy of publishing. They look at things like whether the article offers anything new to the field, whether it is appropriate for the journal, and whether the research is solid.
Journals that are not peer reviewed rely solely on the editors' judgment as to whether the article should be published.