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Literature, Determining Relevance of

Scholarly publications are publications commonly used for the intention of sharing an expert’s research with those interested in his or her subject field, or the expert’s analysis of the findings of another scholar. Most often these publications fall within the writer’s major field of study, but it is not uncommon to find authors writing across different curriculums in order to address a wider audience of scholars. Before going to press, these publications will normally be peer reviewed. The peer-review process involves independent experts in a publication’s subject field examining a potential publication thoroughly to determine if the quality of the writing conforms to general standards, to examine the accuracy of the arguments and research presented in the article, and to establish whether or not the ...

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