Peer review guidelines

Educational content on the OSU Extension website shows an insignia when the content is peer-reviewed. This means the publication or article has been reviewed by qualified, independent subject-matter experts.

Peer review applies to OSU Extension Catalog publications, articles and some multimedia. One-time or limited-use resources such as newsletters, meeting handouts and public relations materials are not peer reviewed.

The majority of authors on peer-reviewed Extension content are Extension faculty from Oregon State University, with exception of the Pacific Northwest publications, which are produced cooperatively by the three land-grant universities (Oregon State University, Washington State University, University of Idaho).

OSU Extension materials fall under two different levels of peer review, indicated by color.

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