Answered By: Lynn VanLeer
Last Updated: Jul 12, 2016     Views: 15500

You can check to see if a journal uses peer review by searching the Ulrich's Periodicals Directory for the journal title.

Ulrich's is linked on the Verify Peer Review page under the Search & Find menu on the Library website.


Ulrich's is a directory, a searchable list, of periodicals of all kinds (magazines, journals, newspapers, etc.) that provides information about each periodical such as publisher, scope, and whether the journal uses peer review. 

Note: Search for the title of the journal, not your article. We want to know whether the journal uses peer review for the articles it publishes or not.


Here are the steps to search Ulrich's Periodicals Directory:

1. From the Library homepage, click on the Search & Find tab.


2.  Click the Verify Peer Review link in the menu on the left.

3. Enter the journal title in the search box.

4. Click Search and find your journal in the search results.  Look for the refereed icon, shaped like an umpire's jersey, to the left of the journal name. This symbol indicates the journal is peer reviewed. Refereed is another term for peer reviewed.


Watch the video to see how to how verifying peer review is done.

Video: Search Ulrich's to check for peer review

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