Peer review is "a process by which something proposed (as for research or publication) is evaluated by a group of experts in the appropriate field" (Merriam-Webster dictionary). In a peer reviewed journal (also called refereed) drafts of articles are critically assessed by other scholars in the author's field or specialty before the article is accepted for publication (Northern Arizona University, Cline Library).
Some article types such as book and article reviews, or other such items may not be peer-reviewed even though they may be in a peer-reviewed journal.
There is no one place or resource that lists all peer reviewed journals. Ulrich's International Periodical Directory is the most authoritative source to consult when trying to verify if a journal is peer reviewed.
The journals on the following lists are not comprehensive of all peer reviewed chiropractic and other subject related journals, but provide
If you need further assistance verifying if a journal or article is peer-reviewed or refereed, please stop by the Reference Desk, email, or call (563)-884-5896.
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