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HIP100 Research Skills Guide: Peer Review

Finding Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Articles published in peer-reviewed (refereed) journals have been through a formal approval process, which checks that the article is accurate, well-researched, and contributes to the body of knowledge in the field.

You can often use refiners in Primo Search and databases to limit your search results to peer-reviewed articles.

Another way to check if a journal is peer-reviewed is to check its editorial information on its website.

But he best way to check or confirm that a journal is peer-reviewed is to use Ulrichsweb Global Periodicals Directory:

  1. Search for the journal title (not the article title) or the journal ISSN 
  2. Locate the journal in the results list
  3. If there is a referee's shirt icon () in the column on the left it means the journal (and therefore the article) is refereed (peer reviewed):