What is an academic/peer reviewed journal?
Peer-reviewed or academic articles are articles written by academics/experts/researchers on a specific field of study. These articles usually contain a bibliography at the end of the article and information on the author’s academic qualifications and university at the beginning of the article. A peer-reviewed journal article was reviewed by people with credentials in the article's field of study before being accepted for publication.
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e-Journals A-Z list
Alphabetical list of all the electronic journals that the SU Library Service subscribes to.
Key journals for Faculty of Education
Predatory Journals and Conferences
Shamseer et al identifies 13 evidence-based characteristics by which predatory journals may potentially be distinguished from presumed legitimate journals. These may be useful for authors who are assessing journals for possible submission or for others, such as universities evaluating candidates’ publications as part of the hiring process. The 13 characteristics are summarized in this article.
See also the link to the statement of the NRF on Predatory Journals & Deceptive Publishers.
For an overview of titles that are discontinued from Scopus coverage due to quality issues see the Scopus Discontinued List.