Peer-reviewed is the highest level of academic or scholarly publishing. The quality of the articles is maintained through a review process conducted by experts prior to publication. Not all academic journals are peer-reviewed, but all peer-reviewed journals are academic.
Articles submitted to a refereed or peer-reviewed journal are examined by one or more people with expertise in the field with which the article deals. This process gives the scholartic community assurance that the information in the article is credible and original. Some disciplines require peer-reviewed status more than others.
Use the CapilanoU Periodical Locator to search for a specific journal title or see a list of peer-reviewed journals in the field of Sociology. Here are some key journals available in our print or electronic collection:
Below are the Library databases that are the most appropriate for sociological research: