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Peer-reviewed journal articles

Learn what peer review is, how to check if an article is peer reviewed, and how to find peer-reviewed journal articles for your assignments.

Is a journal peer reviewed?

If you had not found the journal in Library Search, which may indicate if it's peer reviewed, you can use Ulrichsweb to check.

1. Go to Ulrichsweb (opens in new window) and enter your UQ login

ulrichsweb search box

2. Enter the journal title in the search box.

3. A refereed icon appears next to the journal title if it is peer reviewed.Image shows Australian economic papers, The Australian economic review, and Economic Society of Australia - Economic papers are listed as peer reviewed in Ulrichsweb.






3. If there are no results, do a search in Ulrichsweb to find journals in your field that ARE peer reviewed

Be aware that not all articles in peer reviewed journals are refereed or peer reviewed, for example, editorials and book reviews.

Using the Library Search

Resources listed in the Library Search that are peer reviewed will include the Peer Reviewed icon underneath.

For example:

Screenshot of Library Search record with peer reviewed icon

Check the journal

If the journal is not listed in Ulrichsweb:

  1. Go to the journal's website
  2. Check for information on a peer review process for the journal. Try the Author guidelines, Instructions for authors or About this journal sections.

If you can find no evidence that a journal is peer reviewed, but you are required to have a refereed article, you may need to choose a different article.