Anatomy of a Scholarly Article (North Carolina State University)
Peer review is the process of pre-publicaton review by scholars of research manuscripts written by their peers. Once a manuscript has been reviewed, it may be sent back for further editing, published as an article, or rejected.
Read the title of the article and the name of the journal in which the study is published. Next, read the Abstract, which is usually one paragraph in length. Then check the text of the article:
Is their an Introduction, Methods or Methodology section, a Results or Research section, and Analysis or Discussion of research section, and finally a Conclusion? Most published studies will be organized in this way. Most studies are more than three pages long