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Biology 231 - Research Methods

A collection of resources aimed at assisting students to develop their scientific research methodology skills

Verify Peer Review

Check whether a journal is peer reviewed with Ulrich's Periodicals Directory.

Search for the title of the journal (not article) in the search box:


If the journal has a referee shirt, then it is peer-reviewed.  

All three journal titles are the exact same publication.  Note that the only difference is that they are in different formats (print, online, and microform).

Check The Journal's Website

Journal websites will typically discuss editorial processes, including peer review.

This information is often listed in the following areas:

  • about us
  • editorial policies
  • instructions for authors
  • submission guidelines

A simple Google search for the journal will usually locate the journal's website.

Examples of Editorial Policies: