FAQ: Peer-Reviewed/Refereed Journals in PubMed®
Question: Are the journals in PubMed® peer-reviewed? Where can I find a list of peer-reviewed/refereed journals?
We have no list of peer-reviewed/refereed journals in PubMed; and you cannot limit your search to peer-reviewed journals using PubMed.
Most journals indexed for PubMed are peer-reviewed or refereed, but peer review criteria and reviewer/referee qualifications vary.
We suggest you check a journal's editorial information or ask the publisher if you question a specific journal title.
Other sources, which may be available through a local library for identifying peer reviewed or refereed journals are:
- Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) database, published by EBSCO, features a Peer Reviewed subset.
- The AAAS Society maintains the EurekAlert! list of peer-reviewed journals.
- Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory lists journals as refereed or peer reviewed according to the publisher, R. R. Bowker.
- Medical and Health Care Books and Serials in Print (also published by R. R. Bowker) Serials volume puts a symbol in front of a title of a refereed journal.