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Peer Review Articles: How to Find Key Points for Summary

-Provide an APA citation and brief summary for each of the two peer-reviewed articles I provided below.
-Explain two ways that you evaluated the two articles to ensure the information within them is, in fact, reliable and accurate.
-Write a paragraph explaining the importance, to a scholar-practitioner, of peer review of scholarly journals.
-Include in your explanation the importance of peer-reviewed articles to a scholar-practitioner in Clinical Psychology.

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Dear Student: I have given you some major points of interest for the two articles, and made some suggestions for comparing them, and thinking about peer review in general. To correctly cite APA style, I'm going to direct you to this link, which has examples of how to cite scholarly sources in APA:

APA Citation Guide: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/07/

KEY POINTS IN THE FIRST ARTICLE (Online Academic Publishing):

1.) This article seeks to give a brief history in the rise of academic online-only journals, and online publishing practices. Starting in the 1990's, the author outlines the reasons many journals have either substituted or supplemented their old publishing methods with online publishing. Rather than simply being a substitution, however, the author makes it clear that online publishing can change academic publishing as a whole. Whereas print journals have become increasingly specialized, online journals open up new possibilities for interdisciplinary research; they are not as invested in maintaining disciplinary boundaries, and have more options for special issues which may attract research from several subfields or fields altogether. This is in part because of the difference in online and print publishing costs, another central issue to the article.

2.) In addition to reducing or cutting out entirely the cost of printing and distributing print journals, online journals also decrease the amount of money spent on the editorial, ...

Solution Summary

This solution summarizes two articles that address issues of peer reviews. The summaries also include a discussion of the importance of peer review to scholarly journals and the academic community at large.