What is Peer-Review?
Peer-reviewed articles have been evaluated by several researchers or subject specialist in the academic community prior to accepting it for publication. Also known as scholarly or refereed.
Verify that a journal is peer reviewed (refereed) by looking up the journal title in Ulrich's Periodicals Directory.
Remember that there may be content in peer reviewed journals which is not peer reviewed. These may be book reviews, letters, or front and back matter. In most cases, though, the research articles within will be peer reviewed. Consult a librarian if you're not sure.
Conference papers are important forms of publication for engineers. Many conferences regularly publish their proceedings and citations and/or full text of conference papers can be found in many of the same databases that index journal articles. These include: Compendex, Inspec,
SPIE Digital Library, Web of Science, ScienceDirect, IEEE Xplore and many others.
Use these databases to find articles about your topic.
Lists of Journals:
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