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GEOG 410 - Research Methodology

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:

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).