Hospitality Management Research for Graduate Students

Materials and research methods information for hospitality management graduate students.

Library Research Guide

Peer Review Defined

Peer-review is a quality-control process used by publications to help ensure that only high quality, methodologically sound information is presented in the publication. In the peer-review process material submitted for publication is sent to individuals who are experts on the topic.

Those experts read the material and suggest to the editor whether the material should be rejected, should be accepted, or should be sent back to the authors with a request for revisions. Almost all peer-reviewed journals are scholarly journals.  

Equation: Written by scholars + Reviewed by scholars = Peer-reviewed

Verifying that a Journal is Peer-reviewed


In Urlich's, the referee's jersey next to the journal title indicates that the journal is peer-reviewed.