Answered By: Lynn VanLeer
Last Updated: Mar 04, 2019     Views: 30572

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

There are no articles in Ulrich's. 

Ulrich's is a directory. It is a searchable list of periodicals (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 the article title.



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

  1. From the Library homepage, click on Databases A-Z.  
  2. In the letter options, click on U. 
  3. Click on Ulrich's Periodical Directory
  4. Log on using your Walden credentials if prompted.
  5. Enter the journal title (not the article) in the search box.  
  6. Click Search and find your journal in the search results. 
  7. 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.

Tip: Put the journal title in quotation marks for more precise searching. For example: 

"Journal of Higher Education"


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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