HI 2402: History of Evolutionary Thought

Prof. C. Clark

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Peer Reviewed or Refeered

What are "peer-reviewed" or "refereed" 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. 

To find peer reviewed articles, type your keywords into Summon, and then choose the filters for Scholarly & Peer-Reviewed and Journal Article.

Screenshot of Summon for finding peer-reviewed articles

Suggested Databases for History

In addition to Summon, you can find peer-reviewed articles in our discipline-specific databases. Here are some recommended databases for history research:

To find more history databases and electronic resources, check out our History Databases.

Examples of History of Science and Technology Journals