BSPM365 - Integrated Tree Health Management
Peer-Review / Refereed / Scholarly / Academic
What are "scholarly" or "peer-reviewed" articles?
Peer-reviewed, refereed, scholarly, and academic are all terms that describe journal articles (and sometimes books!) that have been reviewed and edited by experts in the discipline.*
- Journal articles written by experts, faculty, or scholars on the topic
- The information has been evaluated by editors or other experts
- Articles most always contain a bibliography documenting sources
*"Scholarly" and "Academic" sometimes apply to articles that are not peer-reviewed. Critically evaluate all your sources.
Is this journal scholarly/peer reviewed?
If you want to check to see if the journal is scholarly or peer-reviewed, search the journal title in Ulrich's Periodicals Directory.
Question: Is Ecology a scholarly/peer reviewed journal?
Look it up in Ulrich's and this is what you find...
Answer: Yes, Ecology is a refereed journal.
Videos about Peer-Review
Want more information? Below are a few short videos that may be beneficial to watch.
The Peer Review Process [1:56]
How to Tell if an Article is Peer Reviewed [1:38]
Peer Review in 3 Minutes [3:15]
This video is often shown in CO150