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TPOLS 480 PPE Seminar: Social Movements in the Middle East - Ugar: What are Scholarly Articles?

This guide was created for Etga Ugar's TPOLS 480 course.

What is a Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journal Article?

How do I know if an article is peer reviewed?

Step 1:  Check the peer review status of the JOURNAL.

Search for your title in Ulrich's Periodicals Directory.

When you find your journal, look for a "referee shirt" symbol.  The symbol will appear next to any journal title that is peer reviewed and/or refereed (interchangeable terms).

Step 2:  If the JOURNAL is peer reviewed, then assess the ARTICLE.

Is it a full research article?  If your article is a short news brief, an editorial, a letter to the editor, or a re-print of a conference proceeding, it is not peer reviewed.