Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Journals 

(also called refereed journals)

Scholarly vs Popular


What is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal?

A peer-reviewed or refereed journal is one in which manuscripts submitted by authors are reviewed by experts on the topic before being accepted for publication in the journal.  This form of quality control is important to the scholarly process. 


How do I find peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles?

Look in Research Databases to find peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles.  Some databases make it easy.  Look for a check-box to limit or refine to "Peer Reviewed" or Scholarly. 

peer review limit



What if the article I need is not full-text?


I have an article, but I am not sure it is peer-reviewed.  How can I tell?


Jenne Klotz

Reviewed October, 2011