Finding peer reviewed journals
How do you find out if a journal is peer-reviewed or refereed? Here are three possible methods.
Check Ulrich's Periodical Directory this source provides information about whether a specific journal is refereed, as well as the publisher, cost, and frequency of a journal. It does not provide any information about the articles published in a journal. Search for the title of a journal, then look for the icon that designates refereed titles.
- Check the journal's guidelines for article submission. Some journals' guidelines state clearly that the journal uses a peer-review process. In others, the guidelines say to send three or more copies of the manuscript, which is an indication that the peer-review process is used.
- Some indexes allow you to "filter" the results by whether the journal is refereed. The article databases listed in this subject guide do not have this filter. See below for one that does.
This guide has been created for students in NSCI:521: Writing and Publishing Science. However, if you need more specialized sources, take a look at the list of subject guides.
The Research Process
For help with choosing a topic, evaluating resources, putting together your paper, and compiling a bibliography, check out the research guide Research A-Z.
If you are using Fondren's online resources from off campus:
1. Click on a link in the catalog, the ejournal portal or library website - when off-campus, you will be asked to log in
2. Log in, using your NetID and password
3. You will be connected to the resource