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Quick Reference for the Health Sciences

Peer-Reviewed Journals

What is a peer reviewed journal?

Articles, before they are published in a peer reviewed journal, must be reviewed by experts in the field . These journals may also be called "refereed journals".

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Other Resources for identifying Peer Review:

  • CINAHL website 
    • The Title Coverage List, found on the right side of the page, indicates which CINAHL journals are peer reviewed. 

Databases that do not indicate peer review

Health databases that do NOT identify peer reviewed journals include:

* Pubmed (see Peer-Reviewed/Refereed Journals in PubMed)