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Library Research Skills: The Research Article

Journal Information

Use our The Journal Locator  to information about a journal, including whether it is peer-reviewed and the extent of our electronic holdings. 

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Peer-review Journal vs. Scholarly Journal

A peer-reviewed or refereed journal is one in which manuscripts submitted by authors are reviewed by experts on the topic before being accepted for publication in the journal.   

 Articles in some scholarly and professional journals are not peer-reviewed, but are selected by an editor or board.  So all peer-reviewed journals are scholarly; but not all scholarly journals are peer-reviewed.

Peer-reviewed journals can be identified in sources such as our  Journal Locator.

Conducting a Literature Review