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Library DIY

Navigating UWG library resources and research

Info about a specific journal

Sometimes you want to know more about a journal, such as its publication practices or its reputation within its area of study. Below are strategies for learning more about the journal.

Ulrich's (Library Home Page > Databases > U > Ulrichs) or the publisher's web site are two major places to learn more about a specific journal, such as: 

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

Ulrich’s International Periodicals Directory 

This database provides bibliographic information for newspapers, magazines, and journals published in the United States and internationally. It also distinguishes peer-reviewed journals (or "refereed") from popular magazines.

In Ulrich's search for a journal title and select the correct journal. (You may see multiple versions with the same title if both online and print versions exist, or if the journal has changed publishers.
TIP: If you get too many results, search Google for the ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) of the journal. This is unique to the journal and you'll get better results.)

Cabells Publishing

Cabells is a source for journal information, evaluation metrics, and submission details for colleges and universities of all sizes. It can help you find the right audience for your publication.

Publisher websites

The publisher website for a particular journal has information about editorial and submission policies. You can search Google for the journal title; the Ulrich's profile for a journal also provides the publisher's website.

Submission information and editorial policies for a journal are usually not on the homepage. Look for About, Contact, Instructions to Authors, Author Guidelines, or Contribute links.