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Peer Review in 3 Minutes

How to Determine if an Article is Peer-Reviewed?

There are two basic ways to find out if a journal contains articles that are peer reviewed:

1) Google the name of the journal to get to the publisher's webpage. Look for a section on the page "about this journal". If it is a peer-reviewed publication, it will proudly advertise itself as such. 

2) There is also a library database that supplies this information called "Ulrich's." Use this link to get there. Alternatively, you can access it on the library's website by navigating to "Databases" on the homepage > A-Z Database List > "U" tab and then scroll down to find " (Ulrich's Periodicals Directory)."

Something to think about: A journal can be peer-reviewed and still contain individual articles that are NOT peer-reviewed. For example, editorials and book reviews are pieces that are not peer-reviewed.

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