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BI 420W Biology Seminar: Find Articles

What is a peer-reviewed journal?

Peer review is defined as the process by which articles submitted for publication in a scholarly journal are reviewed by experts in the subject field (peers) for evaluation and comment (review).  Peer-reviewed journals contain articles that have undergone the rigorous peer review process.  Another term for peer-reviewed is "refereed."


Biology Journals

Applied Radiation and Isotopes              Nutrition

Applied Radiation and Isotopes - A journal of nuclear and radiation techniques and their applications in the physical, chemical, biological, medical, earth, planetary, environmental, security and engineering science.  Indexed by Academic Search Complete, Biological Sciences, Engineering Village, and PubMed.

Journal of Tropical Ecology - Preston Library has access to this journal's contents except for the current 12 months.

Nutrition - The journal Nutrition presents advances in nutrition research and science, informs its readers on new and advancing technologies and new data in clinical nutrition practice ... seeks to help clarify and set the research, policy and practice agenda for nutrition science to enhance human well-being in the years ahead.  Some full-text available via Biological Sciences, database provided by ProQuest.

Open Access Journals

PLOS Biology  is an open-access, peer-reviewed general biology journal published by PLOS, a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a public resource. New articles are published online weekly; issues are published monthly.

  • PLOS Biology features works of exceptional significance, originality, and relevance in all areas of biological science, from molecules to ecosystems, including works at the interface of other disciplines, such as chemistry, medicine, and mathematics. Our audience is the international scientific community as well as educators, policy makers, patient advocacy groups, and interested members of the public around the world.
  • PLOS ONE is the database of the Public Library of Science (PLOS), which provides open-access to journals in the areas of biology, genetics, computational biology, medicine, pathogenes and more.

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