Answered By: Leslie Lewis Last Updated: May 27, 2015 Views: 73
Answered By: Leslie Lewis
Last Updated: May 27, 2015 Views: 73
- First, make sure the item is an ARTICLE. Not everything that appears in a peer-reviewed journal is a research and analysis article. Peer-reviewed journals also contain items such as editorials and book reviews, and these are not subjected to the same level of critique.
- The presence of several of the following traits often indicates that an article is peer-reviewed:
- A lot of citations: these may appear in-text, and/or as footnotes, endnotes, works cited, reference list, or bibliography
- An abstract (brief description of the article)
- The organization of the article into discrete sections such as Methodology, Results, and Conclusion
- Charts, tables, or graphs
- Formal language that is specific to the field
- Notes indicating when article was submitted and when it was accepted
- To confirm that the JOURNAL is peer-reviewed, you can:
- Explore the Homepage of the journal on the Internet. Peer-reviewed journals are usually proud to announce that they are peer-reviewed.
- Search Ulrich's Periodicals Directory (aka Ulrichsweb) under "U" in our Research Databases for the journal title. If you see a referee symbol associated with the journal title, that tells you that the journal is "refereed" or "peer-reviewed."