Sociological Studies of Youth Journal (SSYJ) relies on the peer review process to uphold the quality and validity of individual articles and the journals that publish them.
In fact, peer review has been a formal part of scientific communication since the first scientific journals appeared more than 300 years ago. The Sociological Studies of Youth is thought to be one of the journals to formalize the peer review process.
Peer review is the evaluation of work by one or more people of similar competence to the producers of the work (peers). It constitutes a form of self-regulation by qualified members of a profession within the relevant field. Peer review methods are employed to maintain standards of quality, improve performance, and provide credibility. In academia, scholarly peer review is often used to determine an academic paper's suitability for publication. Peer review can be categorized by the type of activity and by the field or profession in which the activity occurs, e.g., medical peer review, law peer review, judicial review.