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CI 5313_CI 5314 Human Growth and Development: Is it Peer Reviewed?

This guide was created for Dr. Langerock's classes CI 5313 and CI 5314.

What is a Peer-Reviewed journal?

A scholarly journal is peer-reviewed when manuscripts are sent to experts in the related field during the publication process. Sometimes the manuscripts are sent anonymously (blind peer-reviewed). The experts make recommendations to the editor for publication, rejection or revision. These journals are generally thought to be of the highest quality.

Limiting results to only display articles from Peer-Reviewed journals

To limit the result list in a DATABASE to only articles published in Peer Reviewed journals under "Refine Results" select the limiter "Peer Reviewed." 

Database Refine Results list with an arrow pointing to the Peer Review limiter.

Is it Refereed/Peer-Reviewed?

To find out if a journal is peer reviewed, search for the journal in the database Ulrichsweb.

For best results search by ISSN instead of title. Every publication has a unique ISSN number whereas there can be multiple publications with the same title. You can find the ISSN in the journal or article record.  


You will see a brief display of information about the journal.  If the journal is peer reviewed you will see the referee's jersey symbol.


If you click on the journal title you will find a basic description of the journal including details such as the name of the publisher, and whether the publication is peer reviewed.