Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

EEP417 Research Skills Guide: Peer Review

Find Peer reviewed articles

Articles published in peer reviewed or refereed journals have been through a formal approval process. This process is intended to ensure that the article is:

  • accurate
  • well-researched
  • contributing to the body of knowledge in the field

To find peer reviewed articles:

  • Select to show only peer reviewed journals in Primo Search
  • Limit to peer reviewed or scholarly journals in journal databases

However, as these options are just an indication of peer review status the definitive way to find out if your article has been peer reviewed is to use Ulrichsweb Global Periodicals Directory.

Peer Review

Activity 5: Peer Review (Ulrichs Web)

With the example below, let's use Ulrichsweb Global Series Directory to determine if an article has been published in a peer-reviewed journal. 

Johansson, E., Cobb-Moore, C., Lunn-Brownlee, J., Walker, S., Boulton-Lewis, G., & Ailwood, J. (2014). Children's perspectives on values and rules in Australian early education. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 39(2), 12-20. doi:10.1177/183693911403900203 


  1. Open Ulrichsweb. You can find Ulrichsweb on the Journal Databases page under 'U'.
  2. Search the title of the journal. In this case, Australasian Journal of Early Childhood.

Do you see a black and white referees jersey in the column to the left of the title? This means that all articles published within this journal are subjected to a peer-review process and are considered to be scholarly resources.

Charles Sturt University acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which its campuses are located, paying respect to Elders, both past and present, and extend that respect to all First Nations Peoples.

Charles Sturt University is an Australian University, TEQSA Provider Identification: PRV12018. CRICOS Provider: 00005F.