Student-Edited, Peer-Edited, and Refereed Journals

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Student-Edited, Peer-Edited, and Refereed Journals


HeinOnline contains more than 2,900 periodicals. Some are student-edited, some are peer-edited, and others are refereed.

According to Washington and Lee University School of Law:

  • Student-edited means a student-run journal that does not send articles out for peer review.
  • Peer-edited means a journal that is edited by professionals in the field.
  • Refereed means a journal that routinely sends article submissions on for peer review by members of a diverse professional group.

Student-edited or peer-edited journals may also be refereed, in which case the journal will be listed as refereed.

When searching in the Law Journal Library, users will be able to refine search results by edit type using the facets located on the left side of the page:

Users can also find journals based on their edit type using the Edit Type browse by option from the Law Journal Library homepage.

From here, users can select which edit type they prefer to see what journals are available under that category.

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