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What is an Academic Scholarly Journal?

  • A scholarly journal publishes articles that report current research and development in a particular subject field.
  • A more in-depth discussion can be found in this subject guide.

What is a Peer Reviewed/Refereed Journal?

  • A refereed journal has the same characteristics as a scholarly journal except that manuscripts are more carefully reviewed before publication.
  • The term refereed is used to indicate that manuscripts submitted to a journal are examined both by the editor and one or more specialists in the field before approval is given to publish.
  • Refereed is used interchangeably with peer reviewed in Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.
  • Trade publications and newsletters can also be refereed.
  • More in-depth information can be found in this subject guide.

Some Statistics

Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory lists the following under the subject "Business & Economics".

  • 7,529 business and economics magazines, trade journals, academic journals, and newsletters published in the United States in English.
  • 1,712 academic/scholarly business and economics journals published in the United States.
  • 1,232 academic/scholarly and refereed business and economics journals published in the United States in English.

Is it Refereed/Peer Reviewed?

You can find out if a journal is academic/scholarly or refereed/peer reviewed by using Ulrichweb Global Serials Directory.

Remember that Ulrichs uses refereed and peer reviewed interchangeably.

Impact Factors - What's that?

Woodside, A.G. Journal and author impact metrics: An editorial. Journal of Business Research. 62 (1):1-4, January 2009.


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