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A guide for finding quality information on food science and nutrition.

Identifying Peer Reviewed Journals

How can you determine if a journal is peer reviewed (also called 'refereed')?

  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.'

For more information on peer-reviewed articles, see:

ASU Library Peer-Reviewed/Refereed Articles Video


PUBMED |  Most journals in PubMed are peer-reviewed or refereed. Criteria for peer review and the qualifications of peers or referees vary among publishers.We have no list of peer-reviewed/refereed journals in PubMed; and you cannot limit your search to peer-reviewed journals using PubMed.  When searching research databases, click on Get It @ ASU! and scroll down to options. You will be able to link out to Ulrichs and search your journal title to confirm whether or not its peer reviewed.

 What's the difference between articles in Popular Magazines, Trade (professional) Magazines, and Scholarly Journals? 

1 page Guide from NCSU LIbraries

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