As students, we regularly research and report for university. We quickly learn each instructor's likes and make sure our assignments meet their guidelines.
“The purpose of the peer review process is to pick out the publishable manuscript and prune it prior to the print run” (Nayak, Maniar, & Moreker, 2005, p. 153). A paper is publishable if it makes an adequate contribution and advances understanding to the scientific community. According to Nayak et al. (2005), the ultimate test of acceptability lies in the fulfillment of the question; “What will the readers learn?” (p. 154). If a reader can gain something from a paper it may be worth publishing. An author’s work improves through the process of revision. “Peer review validates the author’s work, assures quality and authenticity, guards against plagiarism, and may support a job or funding application (Nayak et al., 2005, p. 155).
Nayak, B. K., Maniar, R.N., & Moreker, S. (2005). The agony and the ecstasy of the peer-review process. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, (153-155).