What does peer-reviewed mean?
Here are a few quick facts about peer-reviewed articles. If you're still not sure if your article is peer-reviewed, you can find out by using Ulrichsweb from our database list here and entering the title of the journal.
Scholarly Journals (Peer-reviewed/Referreed)
- Authors are authorities in their fields.
- Authors cite their sources in endnotes, footnotes, or bibliographies.
- Individual issues have little or no advertising.
- Articles must go through a peer-review or refereed process.
- Articles are usually reports on scholarly research.
- Illustrations usually take the form of charts and graphs.
- Articles use jargon of the discipline.