If you need to learn more about a specific journal...

    • Is it peer reviewed?
    • What is their editorial policy?
    • What are their submission policies?
    • What is the scope and focus of the journal?


It is helpful to go directly to the journal's web site for information about editorial and submission policies. Search Google using the name of the journal. It may be difficult to find submission information and editorial policies on the homepage for the journal. Look for About, Contact, Instructions to Authors, Author Guidelines, or Contribute links.

For more information, click on Determining Whether a Journal is Significant in Your Field.