Answered By: Lynn VanLeer
Last Updated: Jan 05, 2018     Views: 22579

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

Note: Search for the journal title, not your article. There are no articles in Ulrich's. 



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

1. From the Library homepage, at the top of the page, click on Start Your Research

2. In the left box, click on Ulrich's: Verify Peer Review

3. Enter the journal title in the search box.

4. Click Search and find your journal in the search results. 

5. 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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