Q. How do I find "peer-reviewed" journals and what are they?


"Peer-reviewed" journals, sometime referred to as "refereed," are journals written by and for the academic community. 

They are called "peer-reviewed" because articles are reviewed by experts in the field before they are published to ensure that they meet high standards of scholarship, research design, and ethical integrity.

You also may hear journals referred to as "scholarly" or "academic." Peer-reviewed journals are always scholarly, but scholarly journals are not always peer reviewed. Peer-review journals may also include articles that are not peer-reviewed, such as an editorial.

You can find peer-reviewed articles through our website, as well as our online databases by filtering the results on the left-hand side of the screen.


  • Last Updated Jul 03, 2018
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  • Answered By Joyce Playford

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