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ABS394 Veterinary Topics

Special Topics: Veterinary Infectious Diseases

Peer-Reviewed or Not?

Peer-review is a second level of review by subject experts prior to publishing an academic article. It is the JOURNAL that is peer-reviewed and only the research articles, not the editorials, opinion pieces, and letters to the editor..

While many of our databases allow you to LIMIT TO PEER_REVIEWED, this is not always accurate, even though it is a good first screening.

How to check for Peer-Review

Find out if an article was published in a journal that uses peer-review:

  1. Go to Ulrichs Web - a Research Database with information about journals and other publications
  2. Search for the journal title that your article was published in (for example: BMC Medicine)
  3. Look for this image next to the journal title:
    • This image indicates that the journal is 'Refereed,' another term that means 'Peer-Reviewed.'

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