Peer-reviewed journals may contain information that is not peer-reviewed, such as editorials, opinions, or letters. Remember to evaluate specific articles. Check with your instructor to make sure you have the appropriate sources required for your assignment.
Usually a journal is peer-reviewed when:
If you have found your article online in an article database, you can check to see if the database has information about the journal to determine if it is peer-reviewed.
Alternatively, you can do an Internet search for your journal's name to see if the publisher's site has any useful information.
When in doubt, ask us at the library!
The peer review process can follow several different methods:
You can usually find out what kind of peer review is used by checking the journal's website.