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FWLD CAPSTONE - Fisheries and Environmental Science Research: Home


This guide was created in Spring 2018 for students in the Fisheries Research class (FWLD 440) taught by Professor Gascho-Landis. It was last updated in Fall 2023. The tabs on this page provide access to information intended to help with the research paper assigned in that course.

Tips for Evaluating Online Journals

When encountering journal articles online, investigate: 

  1. What can you determine about the reputation of the journal or the platform where the article is published? 
  2. Is the article peer reviewed? How long does it take on average for an article to move from submission to publication at this journal?
  3. Is this journal indexed by libraries or the Directory of Open Access Journals?

Photograph of native brook trout NYS

NYS DEC. (2013). Horn Lake Strain Native Brook Trout. Flickr.