EN 2243: Modern British Literature

Professor James Dempsey

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Peer-Reviewed Journals

What are "peer-reviewed" journals?

A peer reviewed journal is a special type of publication. Before articles are published within these types of journals, they are sent by the editors of the journal to other scholars in the field ("peers"), often anonymously, to get feedback on the quality of the scholarship, review research methods, as well as relevance or importance to the field. The article may be accepted, often with revisions suggested, or rejected for publication.  

Considered the most respected, researchers wish to have their works published in them. Many often have low acceptance rates. 

Find Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles in Summon

To find peer reviewed articles, type your keywords into Summon (the ALL search box on the library homepage), and then choose the filters for Peer-Reviewed and Journal Article.

Examples of Peer-Reviewed Journals

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Databases for Peer-Reviewed Journals in Literature

Filter & Follow Up

  • Scan results: Use subject headings, keywords, and phrases from your search results to refine your keyword searches.
  • Scrutinize article titles, number of pages, and journal title.
  • Browse promising abstract and conclusion sections of long studies.
  • Bibliographies can clue you in on the value of the article as well.
  • Find an interesting author? Search for more articles by that author.
  • Notice an agency, association or expert mentioned in an article? Follow up.