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ECON 1110: Introductory Microeconomics: Journal Articles

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 within WPI Library Search, select the filter for "Peer-reviewed Journals."

Ideas to Research By

  • Search at least three tools when you are researching a topic. Every tool has strengths and weaknesses.
  • Follow up on leads you find in articles: names, institutions, keywords, citations, etc.
  • Use Google Scholar or Web of Science to find Citing References - the papers that cite the paper you are reviewing.

Suggested Databases

Economics Journals

Find additional journals by searching in Browzine

Only Finding a Citation? Get the Full Text

Within most databases, click on the FullTextFinder link to get options for obtaining the full text of the article.