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FAQ: Peer-Reviewed or Refereed Journals in PubMed®


NLM has no list of peer-reviewed or refereed journals. You cannot limit a PubMed search to peer-reviewed or refereed journals.

Most journals indexed for PubMed are peer-reviewed or refereed, but peer review criteria and reviewer or referee qualifications vary. Check a journal's editorial information or ask the publisher about policy for specific journal titles.

Other sources, which may be available through a local library for identifying peer reviewed or refereed journals are:


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