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What is a peer-reviewed journal?
A peer reviewed journal (also known as a refereed journal) publishes articles
that have been assessed critically by other scholars in the author's
Peer review is the accepted method for ensuring that information is of the highest quality.
A peer reviewed journal will have:
- a copy of a reviewer’s assessment relating to the article;
- a statement in the journal certifying that contributions are peer reviewed; or
- a statement by the journal editor certifying that contributions are peer reviewed.
you don't have access to a copy of a journal visit the journal homepage to access the
submission guidelines and other indications of status.
Finding Peer-Reviewed Journals
By searching on keywords in the databases we've suggested, you will identify
scholarly journals that publish articles relevant to your research. Other
peer-reviewed journals for reading and/or publishing
may be identified from these sources:
Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
A directory of journals within broad subject areas and specific disciplines, identifying peer-reviewed sources.
Journal Citation Reports
A source of quantitative data (Impact Factors) about journals, identifying those which are high impact within a subject grouping
DEST Register of Refereed Journals*
This list contains the names of journals that have been assessed by the Department of Education, Science and Training as satisfying the refereeing requirements for the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC).
The "best" journals in your discipline
To find out which journals are most esteemed in your discipline,
Eligible users may request items that are not in UTAS Library collections.
Items requested should be related to the research and/or teaching functions at the University.
We use interlibrary loan (ILL) and commercial document suppliers to obtain loan items and articles.