Peer reviewed articles (refereed)
Domestic label for peer-reviewed publications
In Finland some peer-reviewed scientific publications have been granted a special peer-reviewed label (see below), which is granted under certain conditions to operators who regularly engage in scientific publishing activities. The label is issued by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, on whose website you can also find a list of book publishers and series of publications using the ID. However, most of the domestic scientific articles do not include such a label.
When there is no separate label for a scientific article, peer review must be clarified in other ways. It may be a good idea to
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Structure of a scientific article
The following components are considered to indicate the scientificity of an article in many disciplines:
Scientific articles based on empirical research, specifically, follow the so-called IMRD formula: I=Introduction, M=Methods, R=Results, D=Discussion.
Other characteristics of a scientific article
An article can be scientific even if it isn't peer reviewed or doesn't have a specific structure. You will learn the main characteristics of a scientific article in your discipline and how to evaluate them during your studies, but be sure to observe at least these points: