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How can I tell if a journal if scholarly or peer reviewed?

Last Updated: Jan 11, 2015  |  29 Views

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Scholarly journals publish articles written by academic experts for other scholars, students and others familiar with the language of the academic discipline the journal covers. Most scholarly journals are peer-reviewed, which means that articles are reviewed by a panel of scholarly experts prior to being accepted.  Many libraries have put together great guides explaining what scholarly and peer-reviewed journals are and how you can recognize them.  Some of these guides are linked below.

Some of the library’s databases, such as those in ProQuest and EBSCO, have features to help you identify whether an article is in a scholarly, academic, or peer-reviewed journal.

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