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Occupational Therapy: Verify if a journal is peer reviewed/refereed

Recommended resources for Occupational Therapy Program students and faculty

Peer Reviewed Journals

Peer-reviewed (also called refereed) journals are recognized as scholarly by their academic or medical peers.

  • Some databases, such as CINAHL, allow you to limit your search to only peer reviewed journals.
  • If you are using a database that does not provide this option, follow the instructions below for Ulrichsweb.

Identify peer-reviewed journals by searching for the journal title (NOT the article title) in Ulrichsweb:

  • Go to Ulrichsweb
  • Type in the Journal name (not the article title)
  • Look for the black, referee jersey icon  to the left of the journal name. If there is not an icon, the journal is not peer reviewed.

Example: Advances in Autism

Note: If a journal is available in multiple formats, print, electronic, etc., there will be several entries listed in Ulrichsweb.