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Alaska Native/Native American Heritage Month

This guide serves as an overview of library resources and information in celebration of National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.

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 The Retraction Watch blog tracks when published articles are withdrawn due to plagiarism, error, fraud, or other reasons.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 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.

Selected Journals

American Indian Quarterly

American Indian Quarterly 44:1

Publishes work that contributes to the development of American Indian studies as a field and to the sovereignty and continuance of American Indian nations and cultures.
Studies in American Indian Literatures 31:3-4
Focuses on American Indian literatures such as poetry and short fiction, bibliographical essays, review essays, and interviews.
American Indian Law Review
Contains articles, student notes and federal developments on American Indian law and education.
Contains empirical research, program evaluations, case studies, and other articles in the behavioral, social, and health sciences related to the mental health status of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Provides an interdisciplinary look at the indigenous people of North America.
Features scholarship on education issues of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Indigenous peoples worldwide.

Indian Country Today

Partnerships Help Indian Country Today Bring Native Voices to the  Mainstream - Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

Indian Country Today is a daily digital news platform that covers the Indigenous world, including American Indians and Alaska Natives