Q. What is a peer-reviewed journal? How can I tell a scholarly journal from a non-scholarly one?
Scholarly & Peer-Reviewed Journals
These handouts describe the differences between scholarly and non-scholarly (or popular) serials and describe the peer-review process:
A quick and easy way to determine if a particular journal is peer-reviewed or not is to search for the journal title in The Serials Directory. You'll find a field for "Peer Reviewed."
If you still are having trouble, check with a Reference Librarian. Here's how.