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EN 1231: American Literature: Beginnings through Hawthorne: Journal Articles

Peer-Reviewed Journals

What is Peer-Review?

"A process by which a scholarly work (such as a paper or a research proposal) is checked by a group of experts in the same field to make sure it meets the necessary standards before it is published or accepted." - Merriam Webster

What are Peer-Reviewed Journals?

A peer-reviewed journal is a highly respected 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.  

Examples of Peer-Reviewed Journals

Databases for Peer-Reviewed Journals

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 Journal Article and Scholarly & Peer-Review.

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