Quality – Peer reviewed
When choosing a journal, one of the first things you may want to establish is whether it is peer reviewed (refereed). Peer-reviewed journals contain articles reviewed by experts in the field prior to publication. Check with your supervisor or colleagues whether non peer-reviewed publications could be suitable for your research.
You can establish if a journal is peer reviewed by using Ulrich’s Global Serials Directory (ULRICHSWEB). Even though a journal may claim to be peer reviewed on their website, you may want to verify this independently.
Is the journal peer reviewed?
- Search ULRICHSWEB for one of the journals you identified in Activity 1.
- Open the details page for the journal (this will open a new tab)
- Note whether your journal is refereed. If it isn’t refereed or scholarly, note what type it is i.e. government, trade, corporate, consumer or other.