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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*"Scholarly" and "Academic" sometimes apply to articles that are not peer-reviewed.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...

Ecology Journal in Ulrichs

 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

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