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Peer review is the evaluation of scientific or academic work conducted by experts from a particular field. It is an integral part of the publication process and helps journals to publish only those articles that are consistent with their scope and quality standards. Every journal follows a different peer review process based on its approach and philosophy. Peer review has evolved over time and various different forms of peer review are being used in the scholarly publishing industry today. This infographic lists and briefly explains the most common types of peer review used today. 

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7 common types of academic peer review

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