Is e-Volunteerism "Peer Reviewed"?
"Peer review" is defined as a process by which a scholarly work (such as a paper or a research proposal) is checked by a group of experts in the same field to make sure it meets the necessary standards before it is published or accepted.
In the strictest sense of this definition, articles submitted to our journal are indeed reviewed by experts in volunteer management. Every person on our editorial team is experienced in the best practices of working with volunteers and well-read in the literature of our field. Several have themselves written intensively on the subject.
However, the academic community often holds peer review to stricter standards, particularly for papers presenting research that should be validated. This may include asking specially-recruited experts to read manuscripts on an individual basis and requiring "blind" reviews, in which the reviewers do not learn the identity of the author(s). Because we are not seeking academic papers (and generally avoid printing the kinds of statistical data they include in favor of concentrating on text summaries of the findings), decisions on what is published in e-Volunteerism are made by the editors and with the identify of authors known.