Is it peer-reviewed?

A peer reviewed journal, sometimes also called an "academic journal," "scholarly journal," or "referred journal," means that research published in the journal has been reviewed by experts in the field of study. While the peer review process is not perfect, it does mean that research published in peer reviewed journals can generally be relied upon as authoritative. 

To see if a journal is peer-reviewed, search for the journal in Ulrich's (link above). If the little referee jersey icon appears next to the journal title, the journal is refereed (or, peer-reviewed). 

Note that not all items in peer-reviewed journals are subject to review. Letters to the editor, opinion pieces, book reviews, and other commentary pieces are not peer-reviewed.

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