Answered By: Mary Francis
Last Updated: May 12, 2015     Views: 18

There are a couple of ways that you can use to find out if something is peer reviewed. First, if you have the physical item, there is usually a page in the front or back that talks about the publication. It will say if it is peer reviewed. Also, if it lists a number of “reviewers” or “editorial board” this is an indication that it is peer reviewed. If you have found an article in a database, depending on which database it is you may be able to click on the title of the publication and it will tell you information about it including whether it is peer reviewed or not. One final thing you can do is type the name of the publication into Google and find its homepage. The publisher will have a page for the journal. These usually contain citations, abstracts, and information about the publication including whether it is peer reviewed.