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As part of the publication process, articles in scholarly journals are reviewed by committees of other notable scholars. Such reviewers are considered to be the writer's peers.
Finding peer-reviewed articles:
When searching for articles in a general database limit your search to peer-reviewd journals.
Journal directories will help you identify peer-reviewed journals.
See Tutorial Scholarly vs Popular Periodicals. You Tube Vanderbilt University Peabody Library. August 24, 2007. [3:11 minutes]
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It contains TOCs for 15,958 journals (including 1,934 Open Access journals) collected from 748 publishers.
Journal Impact Factor
Journal Citation Reports This link opens in a new windowA journal evaluation tool powered by ISI Web of Knowledge. It helps in identifying the most frequently cited journals.
Users are prompted to add exception to access the database.
Availability: Ranking tables
Date Coverage:1997 to present
Scopus This link opens in a new windowClick the Analytics button at the top of the page to enter the Journal Analyzer. Click the Analytics button at the top of the page to enter the Journal Analyzer where you can compare citations from over 18,000 peer-reviewed from 5000 publishers. the Scopus Journal Analyzer enables you to compare up to 10 journals under the same subject. Or Search by Source and use Journal Analyzer with a particular title. Elesevier.1996-
Web of Science This link opens in a new windowIdentify high impact journals using Analyze Results function in the Topic search results