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Health and Human Sciences (Postgraduates)

Finding a peer reviewed journal

A peer reviewed journal contains articles that have been reviewed by a panel of experts prior to publication.

Check Ulrich's Periodical Directory to see if a journal has been peer reviewed. Look for the referee jersey symbol.

HINT: When you search various Databases you may also have an option to restrict your search to scholarly / peer-reviewed / academic articles.

Journal Impact Factors

  • a statistical measure of a journal's influence on the global research community.
  • this measure is based on the average frequency of citation of published articles in a particular journal.
  • publishing in journals with a high impact factor may increase chances of funding by research bodies like the ARC.
  • factors for individual journal titles should be interpreted relative to other titles within the discipline, rather than in isolation.

Finding Impact Factors

For assistance with locating impact factors contact your librarian.