ERIC Updates Peer-Reviewed Designation on Journal Records
Mar. 11, 2012
ERIC searchers will now find it easier to identify the peer-reviewed status of more materials in ERIC, thanks to the addition of this field for journal articles indexed from 1966 to 2003 (the status was already available on ERIC records added from 2004 forward).
ERIC is updating the backfile of article records on a journal by journal basis. Enhanced records will appear daily on the ERIC website at www.eric.ed.gov, and vendors will receive the changes on a monthly basis. It is expected that the updates to more than 680,000 journal records will be completed within the next six months.
Staff librarians consult three sources to determine whether a journal title is peer-reviewed:
- The Serials Directory
- Publisher-provided information
ERIC has additionally modified all bibliographic records to display "Yes" or a blank space rather than "Yes", "No", or "N/A" in the Peer-Reviewed field of the record. This change to "Yes" or blank is also viewable in ERIC's Journal List.
For more information, see ERIC's new policy on the Peer-Reviewed Designation.