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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