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Human Resource Management: Evaluating information

Useful books on evaluating journal articles

These recommended books will help you to critically evaluate the journal articles you are reading.

Peer review

Peer review, or refereeing, is the process by which a journal article manuscript undergoes critical evaluation from 2-3 other experts (working in the same field as the original researcher) before the journal editor makes a decision on whether to publish that article. 

You can find out more about peer review from the links below.

Critical evaluation

Impact factors and other journal quality measures

All journals were not created equal.  There are a number of statistical tools that are available to give an indication of the relative quality of a journal title.  When using these tools, please ensure you are comparing journal titles within a particular subject area only, and that you are aware of the limitations of such tools. More information on journal measures and tools, including h-index, eigenfactor, journal citation reports and more,  can be found in the Measuring Research Output LibGuide.