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Chemistry: Peer Reviewed Articles

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What is Peer Reviewed Articles

What is a scholarly journal?

Your lecturer has asked you to find an article in a peer reviewed journal. Where can you find it? How does it differ from other magazines or journals?

A primary difference between scholarly journals and other types of journals and magazines is that articles in these journals undergo a "peer review" process before they are published. What exactly does this mean?

  • Peer review is the process where the author's peers, recognized researchers in the field, read and evaluate a paper (article) submitted for publication and recommend whether the paper should be published, revised, or rejected.
  • Peer review is a widely accepted indicator of quality scholarship in a discipline or field. Articles accepted for publication through a peer review process meet the discipline's expected standards of expertise.
  • Peer-reviewed (or refereed) journals are scholarly journals that only publish articles that have passed through this review process.

This information graphic from the International Journal of Computer Technology and Applications explains the peer-review process.

Finding articles in scholarly/peer-reviewed journals

Many of the Library's article databases allow you to limit the search results to peer-reviewed or scholarly articles by:

  • do an Articles (Quick Search) in the search bar at the top of this page. Look for articles tagged as peer-reviewed.
  • checking the box "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" under limit or refine search.
  • clicking on the tab "Scholarly Journals" or "Academic Journals" while viewing results of a search.

Keep in mind, even though a particular journal is peer reviewed, an individual item in that journal may not be. Some article types, e.g. news items, comments, editorials, may not have gone through the peer review process. Scholarly articles are generally several pages long.

Selected Recent articles in Chemistry - UM Researchers

Bennett, T., et al. (2015). "The effect of counter ions on the far-infrared spectra of tris(triphenylphosphinegold)oxonium dimer salts." Rsc Advances 5(91): 74499-74505.            

Ghotli, R. A., et al. (2015). "Selected physical properties of binary mixtures of crude glycerol and methanol at various temperatures." Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry 21: 1039-1043.               

Henderson, W., et al. (2015). "Further studies on the chemistry of tetramethylthiourea-platinum complexes: Evolution of cis- PtCl{S=C(NMe2)(2)}(PPh3)(2) (+) to the dinuclear monothiocarbamato-sulfido complex Pt-2(mu-S){mu-SC(O)NMe2}(PPh3)(4) (+)." Inorganica Chimica Acta 425: 154-163.               

Hou, Y.-L., et al. (2015). "Facile preparation and dual catalytic activity of copper(I)-metallosalen coordination polymers." Dalton Transactions 44(39): 17360-17365.               

Khan, N., et al. (2015). "Syntheses, characterization, X-ray diffraction studies and in vitro antitumor activities of diorganotin(IV) derivatives of bis(p-substituted-N-methylbenzylaminedithiocarbamates)." Polyhedron 85: 754-760.               

Palavalli, N. D., et al. (2015). "Catalyst-dependent morphological evolution by interfacial stress in crystalline-amorphous core-shell germanium nanowires." Rsc Advances 5(36): 28454-28459.               

Pouran, S. R., et al. (2015). "Review on the main advances in photo-Fenton oxidation system for recalcitrant wastewaters." Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry 21: 53-69

Prasath, R., et al. (2015). "Efficient ultrasound-assisted synthesis, spectroscopic, crystallographic and biological investigations of pyrazole-appended quinolinyl chalcones." Journal of Molecular Structure 1081: 201-210.               

Shafeeyan, M. S., et al. (2015). "Modification of Activated Carbon Using Nitration Followed by Reduction for Carbon Dioxide Capture." Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society 36(2): 533-538.               

Yeo, C. I., et al. (2015). "The importance of Au center dot center dot center dot pi(aryl) interactions in the formation of spherical aggregates in binuclear phosphane gold(I) complexes of a bipodal thiocarbamate dianion: a combined crystallographic and computational study, and anti-microbial activity." Rsc Advances 5(52): 41401-41411.