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1 Peer-Reviewed Journals ● Peer-reviewed journals may also be called “refereed” or “juried” journals.● Peer review is a process by which manuscripts are submitted for publication in a scholarly or research journal and are reviewed by subject experts for comment, evaluation, and approval.● These articles often go through a revision process after the peer review and prior to publication.● Many articles are submitted to the journal editors. Of these articles, a select few make it to publication.Peer review process definition adapted from the Concise Dictionary Of Library And Information Science.
2 Finding Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles Periodical Indexes ● Periodical Indexes allow you to find articles from journals and magazines.A search of a periodical index results in citations. Citations identify the actual articles.● Use specialized indexes that primarily cover peer-reviewed journals. For example, the Philosopher’s Index, PsycInfo, and Science Citation Index, etc., located on the Databases by Subject web page found on the library’s web site.● This strategy will help you to find peer-reviewed journal articles, however, not all citations in specialized indexes are from peer-reviewed journals. You can consult Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory to confirm if the journal in question is peer-reviewed.
3 Finding Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles Databases ● Select a database to search from by using the Databases by Subject list or the Databases A-Z list located on the library’s web site.
4 Finding Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles Databases Cont’d Finding Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles Databases Cont’d. Limit the search results to peer-reviewed journals.● Many online databases allow you to limit your search to peer-reviewed journals.● Use this feature and select “peer- reviewed”, any additional search parameters, and your search terms. Then send the search.● It is important to know that there is not always consensus about the status of a publication; one database may classify a title as peer-reviewed, for example, while another does not. You can consult Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory to confirm if the journal in question is peer-reviewed.● If you are in doubt if a particular journal is appropriate for your class assignment, consult with your professor. You may ask your professor for a list of recommended titles.
6 Finding Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles Cont’d. Check Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory to see if it lists thejournal in question as “peer-reviewed.”●You can find a description of a specific journal by using Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory.●The term “refereed” is used interchangeably with “peer-reviewed” in Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory.●This directory will tell you if the journal contains academic/scholarly articles and if the articles are refereed.
7 Finding Peer-Reviewed Articles Cont’d Finding Peer-Reviewed Articles Cont’d. Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory Cont’d. Type the journal title in the Quick Search box. Submit the search.
8 Finding Peer-Reviewed Articles Cont’d Finding Peer-Reviewed Articles Cont’d. Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory Cont’d. Look for the “peer-reviewed” symbol next to the journal title.
9 Peer-Reviewed Journals Flowchart and Glossary Serial = Periodical↓Journal or Magazine or NewspaperSerial = PeriodicalJournalMagazineNewspaperPeer-Reviewed
10 Peer-Reviewed Journals Cont’d. Glossary Cont’d. Serial:Any publication issued in successive parts, appearing at intervals, usually regular ones, and, as a rule, intended to be continued indefinitely.The term includes periodicals, newspapers, annuals, numbered monographic series and the proceedings, transactions and memoirs of societies.As defined in Harrod’s Librarians’ Glossary And Reference Book.
11 Peer-Reviewed Journals Cont’d. Glossary Cont’d. Periodical:A serial appearing or intended to appear indefinitely at regular or stated intervals, generally more frequently than annually. A magazine is a periodical.As defined in The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science.Journal:A newspaper or periodical. Particularly a periodical issued by a society or institution and containing news, proceedings, transactions, and reports of work carried out in a particular field.As defined in Harrod’s Librarians’ Glossary And Reference Book.
12 Peer-Reviewed Journals Cont’d. Glossary Cont’d. Said of a periodical or other serial when manuscripts (articles) are evaluated by at least one subject specialist in addition to the editor before being accepted for publication.As defined in The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science.
13 Peer-Reviewed Journals Cont’d. Glossary Magazine:A periodical for general reading containing articles (stories, photographs, and advertisements) on a variety of subjects.As defined in The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science.Newspaper:A periodical for general reading containing articles, stories, photographs, and advertisements ona variety of subjects.
14 Style Guides Always submit your manuscript in the appropriate format/style. Chicago Manual of StyleReference PN147 .C44MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly PublishingReference PN147 .G444Publication Manual of the American Psychological AssociationReference and CirculationPN147 .P83
15 Write an A+ Paper! Bibliography Cantor, Jeffrey A. A Guide To Academic Writing. Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1993.Keenan, Stella, and Colin Johnston. Concise Dictionary Of Library And Information Science. New Jersey: Bowker-Saur, 2nd edPrytherch, Ray. Harrod’s Librarians’ Glossary And Reference Book. Aldershot, Hants, England; Vermont: Gower, 9th edYoung, Heartsill, ed. The ALA Glossary of Library And Information Science.Illinois: American Library Association, 1983.