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Heterick for Faculty and Staff

How to tell if journal is "peer-reviewed" or "refereed"

  • Search journal by title using certain interfaces (Web of Knowledge (ISI), EbscoHost, ) by limiting search "peer-reviewed" sources by clicking a box or selecting a tab.
  • Search the title of the journal (in quotes) and the term peer-reviewed in Google. Critically analyze information found!
  • Search at the journal's homepage page by looking at the editorial statement or instructions to authors.
  • Search for same in the physical copy of the journal where this information is either most often found it the first few pages of the journal or at the end
  • Look up the journal in the reference book Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory. Ulrich's uses the term "refereed to describe peer-reviewed journals. See link below for call number.

Tracking Citations

When using the Citation Reference Search tab at any of the Web of Science (ISI) databases, make sure you click on which database(s) you'd like to run the search.

Searching for Citations in Databases

Look for "Cited References" link at top of screen for all EbscoHost products.

Journal Tools and Measures

Resources About Authors' Rights