You should always evaluate information before you use it as a source in your work. You can use the following questions to help you with the evaluation:
Peer-review is a method of scientific quality assurance. The editors of a scientific journal evaluate if the article offered for publication is relevant and fit for publication. After this, outside referees, which consist of field-specific experts, evaluate the factual content and scientific significance as well as the originality and novelty value of the text in peer-reviewed publications.
The assessors of the publication are independent of the manuscript under consideration. Independent assessors are distinguished researchers or other experts who are not the editors of the journal or book. The evaluation can be carried out either anonymously or openly.
Publication Forum (in Finnish often referred to as JUFO) is a rating and classification system to support the quality assessment of research output. Expert Panels from various disciplines evaluate academic journals, book series, conferences as well as book publishers. The publication channels are rated on a scale from 0 to 3. The publication channel search can be used to check what rating has been given to both foreign and domestic publication channels.
The authors of a work – whether it is text, music, a picture, a sound recording or a web page – have copyright to the work. This means that others cannot publish it without the owner’s permission. According to the quotation rights, a part of a published work can be quoted.
For more information on how to quote appropriately, see Oamk’s instructions for writing and publishing a thesis.