Why distinguishing between peer-reviewed journals and those that are not matters.
“It is important to make the distinction between manuscripts that are published in peer-reviewed journals and those that are not. Articles in peer-reviewed journals are considered superior. In a peer-reviewed journal, an editorial board made up of specialists in the field reviews and edits the articles submitted and then decides which ones are acceptable for publication.”
-Kim L. Cronin, DVM, DACVIM