• About Peer-Review Policy

    "Refereed" or "peer reviewed" journals are highly valued by academic and scientific libraries because they contain articles that have been screened by an author's peers. Typically, expert reviewers will evaluate the methodology, merit, and overall unique contribution to research in a specific discipline. Students often rely on these articles when preparing class assignments.

    Gale title lists provide information regarding refereed status to assist libraries in their collection development and database selection activities. Gale identifies content as "refereed" or "peer reviewed" when the material is of a scholarly or scientific nature and the journal is noted as "refereed" either in its marketing literature, prefatory comments, or a library reference tool, such as a periodicals directory.