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While the library building is closed until further notice, the Library's online services and resources continue to be available to Northwestern students, faculty, and staff.

Please see this Guide to Modified Services for more information.

Library DIY

I need info about a specific journal.

The publisher's web site is one way to learn more about a specific journal, such as: 

  • Is it peer reviewed?
  • What is the journal's scope and focus?
  • What is their editorial policy?
  • What are their submission policies?

The publisher website for a particular journal has information about editorial and submission policies. You can search Google for the journal title. Submission information and editorial policies for a journal are usually not on the homepage. Look for About, Contact, Instructions to Authors, Author Guidelines, or Contribute links.

For more guidance see I need to know if a journal is significant in my field.