What makes a person credible to answer questions about a topic you're studying for class?
This tutorial created by North Carolina State University Libraries offers a basic overview of peer review.
The editorial boards of scholarly journals are responsible for establishing peer review practices and maintaining the integrity of the journal's review process.
Journals typically post information about the review process and submission policies on their websites. Authors trying to decide where to submit their scholarly or creative work use these statements to determine which journal is a good fit for them.
As a researcher, you can always look up a journal's website to see if it is peer reviewed and what process they use.
Look over these examples of journals' submission and review policies. How do they compare with what you learned about peer review in the NC State video?