Peer-reviewed (refereed) is a designation given to a publication based on its policy of sending research articles out for review and evaluation by experts in the field before publication. You can find a journal's peer-reviewed status in the following ways:

  • Search for the journal using the eJournals button on the MSL website or TAMU Libraries website. If we subscribe to the journal, the information will include if the journal is peer reviewed. It will display under the journal title.
  • Publisher's website. If you know the name of the journal, you can consult the publisher's website. Peer review information is often in the overview or summary information about the journal, or in the author instructions.
  • Ulrich's Global Serials Directory is a database of journal information, including peer-review status. The database may be searched by title, topic, or publisher.

NOTE: Not all items published in a peer-reviewed journal are peer-reviewed. Editorials, letters to the editor, and some non-research-based articles may not pass through the peer-review process.


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