Demystifying Peer Review

Peer review is a process for ensuring that the research published in journals is of high quality. This brief describes the benefits and process of peer review. It also explains how to write an article for a peer-reviewed journal.

The brief was developed to support Tribal Home Visiting Program grantees, including managers, evaluators, staff, and partners. It also may be useful for other professionals in home visiting and other health and human services fields. Whether you are new to peer review, already have some knowledge of it, or need a tool to help you explain it to others, this brief can help.

After reading this brief, you will be able to —

  • Identify the benefits of peer review
  • Describe the peer review process
  • Consider writing an article for a peer-reviewed journal