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Step 1: Check the peer review status of the JOURNAL
Journals that use the process of peer-reviewing to select articles for publication are often called “peer-reviewed” or “refereed” journals.Peer-reviewed journals can also include materials like letters to the editor, book reviews, and news briefs that have not been peer-reviewed.
Search for your title in Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory(linked above).
When you find your journal, look for a "referee shirt" symbol . The symbol will appear to the left of any journal title that is peer reviewed and/or refereed (interchangeable terms).
Step 2: If the JOURNAL is peer reviewed, then assess the ARTICLE
Published peer-reviewed articles name their author(s) and provide details about how to verify the contents of the articles (such as footnotes and/or a list of “literature cited” or “references”).If the article does not name its author(s), it is not peer-reviewed.
Some articles provide specific information about the peer-review process (such as dates of review and approval for publication).
You may also consult the journal’s table of contents, since some journals list peer-reviewed articles as “research” or “articles” to distinguish them from other materials like “news” or “book reviews”.