What is a
peer-reviewed journal?
Assignment due at
the next class:
•Find 4 peer-reviewed journal
articles on:
“Invasive species in the
Southeast”
•Write a ...
For general periodicals (magazines) an editor
(typically a professional journalist) reviews each
article to ensure accurac...
• In scholarly or academic journals, articles are
generally reviewed by both an editor and a selected
panel of professiona...
Why does peer-review matter?
• Refereed or peer-reviewed material meets the
standards the academic community seeks to main...
Peer-Review’s Functions
What it does
• Ensure standards of:
- method, form
- accuracy
- documentation of
sources
• Demonst...
How can I tell if a Journal is Peer-Reviewed?
You can find out if a journal is peer-reviewed in
a number of ways
− Check t...
Checking the paper copy of the journal
• Often the journal will state that it is peer-reviewed or
refereed
• The character...
Checking the paper
edition of a journal:
Law & Society
Review
The Law & Society
Review is a peer-
reviewed publication. . .
Checking the paper
edition of a journal:
The Hemingway
Review
Editorial Board lists
scholars who review
the quality of the...
Checking the journal publisher’s website
• Look under “about this journal” for information
describing the journal. You may...
From a Journal Publisher’s Website
Refereed = Peer-reviewed
Many publishers give information on the review process
as well as guidelines for authors
Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory identifies
peer-reviewed or refereed journals.
ULRICHSWEB identifies
peer-reviewed or refereed journals
Available from
the Library’s
Databases
Many databases allow you to select peer-reviewed journals
Still Have Questions?
• Consult your professor
• Talk to the reference librarians or email
libref@bsc.edu
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Peer reviewed journals 2013

  1. 1. What is a peer-reviewed journal?
  2. 2. Assignment due at the next class: •Find 4 peer-reviewed journal articles on: “Invasive species in the Southeast” •Write a 100-word summary for each A typical class assignment
  3. 3. For general periodicals (magazines) an editor (typically a professional journalist) reviews each article to ensure accuracy and appropriateness for that publication. Who Reviews Journals?
  4. 4. • In scholarly or academic journals, articles are generally reviewed by both an editor and a selected panel of professional scholars or experts in the field. • These journals (& articles) are termed peer- reviewed or refereed. What is Peer-Review?
  5. 5. Why does peer-review matter? • Refereed or peer-reviewed material meets the standards the academic community seeks to maintain for its scholarship • Peer-reviewed material is recognized by scholars and experts as contributing to the field of knowledge on a given topic
  6. 6. Peer-Review’s Functions What it does • Ensure standards of: - method, form - accuracy - documentation of sources • Demonstrate consistency with the discipline’s basic standards of evidence What it does not do • assure validity of argument • endorse conclusions • censor ideas • declare the issues are resolved
  7. 7. How can I tell if a Journal is Peer-Reviewed? You can find out if a journal is peer-reviewed in a number of ways − Check the journal itself (paper copy) − Check the journal publisher’s website − Check the title in ULRICHSWEB (from the BSC Library Database list) − Use special features in journal databases to sort out peer-reviewed or scholarly articles (easiest method, if available)
  8. 8. Checking the paper copy of the journal • Often the journal will state that it is peer-reviewed or refereed • The characteristics to look for include: – An editorial or advisory board – Information that states when each article was received, revised, and accepted – Publication by a university, foundation, or other scholarly organizations
  9. 9. Checking the paper edition of a journal: Law & Society Review The Law & Society Review is a peer- reviewed publication. . .
  10. 10. Checking the paper edition of a journal: The Hemingway Review Editorial Board lists scholars who review the quality of the articles published
  11. 11. Checking the journal publisher’s website • Look under “about this journal” for information describing the journal. You may also find info in: – “submission guidelines” – “memo to authors” – “author guidelines” • Look for clues that indicate the journal is refereed such as: – “double-blind review” – “guidelines for reviewers”
  12. 12. From a Journal Publisher’s Website
  13. 13. Refereed = Peer-reviewed
  14. 14. Many publishers give information on the review process as well as guidelines for authors
  15. 15. Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory identifies peer-reviewed or refereed journals.
  16. 16. ULRICHSWEB identifies peer-reviewed or refereed journals Available from the Library’s Databases
  17. 17. Many databases allow you to select peer-reviewed journals
  18. 18. Still Have Questions? • Consult your professor • Talk to the reference librarians or email libref@bsc.edu
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