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English and Literacy

This guide supports the teaching of P-12 English, and literacy as an integral element of the curriculum.

What is a scholarly peer reviewed journal?


Scholarly Journals

  • Contain articles written by and addressed to experts in a discipline.
  • Report original research or experimentation.
  • Cite their sources in footnotes or bibliographies.

Peer viewed (or refereed) journals

  • Only publish articles that have passed through a review process, and have been approved by scholars or experts.
  • Many databases provided the option to limit your search results to peer reviewed titles

Tip: You can use the UlrichsWeb : global serials directory to check if a journal is peer reviewed.

  1. Search for the journal (use the title-exact search)

  2. If it is a peer-reviewed, the soccer referee T-shirt icon will display next to the journal name.

soccer referee t-shirt icon used in UlrichsWeb to indicate peer reviewed status

How can I track what is published in each issue of a journal?


You can set up Table of Contents Alerts (TOC) to stay up to date with a journal of interest.  This allows you to:

  • Receive e-mail alerts of the latest Table of Contents for your selected journal(s), as they are published.

  • Receive RSS feeds of the latest Table of Contents for your selected journal(s).