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To identify if a journal is peer-reviewed search for the title in Ulrichsweb global serials directory. The term Refereed in the entry for the journal indicates that the journal is peer-reviewed.
Journal articles that are peer-reviewed have been assessed by the author’s peers, an editorial board of subject specialists in a particular discipline. They review, and accept or reject articles that have been submitted for publication based on the validity and scholarship of the article.
This scrutiny by the author's peers ensures that high standards of research and scholarship are maintained. The peer-review process also helps build a reliable body of knowledge.
Some databases allow you to limit a search to peer-reviewed articles only.
Journals usually indicate that they are peer-reviewed in the information found either at the front or back of each journal issue, or on the journal website. They may list the names of the reviewers or outline the review process in the instructions for authors.
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