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Information on Peer-Reviewed Journals

A peer-reviewed publication defines itself through a stringent editorial process conducted by experts in the field. Articles must be screened, usually by an editorial board, before being accepted for publication.

Should you wish to explore periodicals and journals in a given discipline, or to find out which journals are peer-reviewed, the Brooklyn Campus Library has some resources to assist you in your search.

1. Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
"Ulrich's is a directory which provides basic information on periodicals and serial publications. Information includes, but is not limited to: publisher names, phone numbers, and addresses; editors; first year published and name changes; advertising and subscription rates; indexing and abstracting sources; frequency; ISSN; and contact information for usage rights and permissions." (As annotated on our list of databases)

We carry Ulrich's in print (Secured Reference, 3rd floor) and online.

Both the print version of Ulrich's and the online specify whether or not a periodical is peer-reviewed. If in doubt, ask a librarian.

2. Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities Series
The Cabell's directories provide detailed information about specific journals, including their rejection rates. The library carries a selected number of volumes, including Education, Accounting, Economics, Management, Marketing and Psychology. They are located in Secured Reference, 3rd floor. Ask a librarian.

The library faculty is here to help you. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at the Reference Desk, (718) 780-4513.

Compiled by P. Tremblay 11/05. Revised 3/10.
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