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Anti-Racism Resources

This guide provides resources that discuss combatting racism and oppression in the United States.

What is Peer Review?

The peer review process tries to ensure that only the highest quality research is published. When an article is submitted to a peer-reviewed (or refereed) journal, the editor sends it to be reviewed by other scholars (the author's peers) in the same field. These reviewers recommend that the editor reject the paper, accept the paper as is, or accept the paper with author revisions.  

Though trustworthy, peer review is not without flaws. The Retraction Watch blog tracks when published articles are withdrawn due to plagiarism, error, fraud, or other reasons.

How can I tell is a journal article is peer reviewed

Selected Journals

Ethnic and Racial Studies


Provides an interdisciplinary academic forum for the presentation of research and theoretical analysis, drawing on sociology, social policy, anthropology, political science, economics, international relations, history and social psychology.

Critical Philosophy of Race 


Explores the philosophical dimensions of race, racism, and other race-related phenomena.

The Black Scholar

Focuses on subjects of major concern in the African American community.


Covers the field of ethnopolitics with methodological approaches covering mainly the disciplines of political science and international relations and taking primarily a contemporary, current affairs perspective.

Journal of American Ethnic History


Addresses various aspects of American immigration and ethnic history, including background of emigration, ethnic and racial groups.

How can I tell if a particular journal is peer reviewed?

Search the journal title in the Library’s Journal Titles list. If you don't find it there, search the journal title in Ulrichsweb (the referee’s jersey icon indicates that a title is peer-reviewed). You can also visit the journal’s website. If you have trouble, ask a librarian.