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 WPI Library Search, and then choose the Peer-Reviewed Journals filter on the left.
Within most databases, click on the FullTextFinder () link to get options for obtaining the full text of the article.
In addition to WPI Library Search, you can find peer-reviewed articles in our discipline-specific databases. Here are some recommended databases for this course: