Each journal you use articles from must be both:
Does a database describe the journal as "peer-reviewed" or "refereed"?
To really judge meaningfully if a journal is scholarly requires critically evaluating it by several criteria:
Out of all those, the only piece that doesn’t require close individual scrutiny and can serve as useful shortcut is whether library tools such as EBSCOhost databases or Ulrichsweb list a journal as using peer review. These aren't perfect but can be a fairly useful way to limit your sources.
EBSCOhost databases such as America: History & Life and Historical Abstracts have a checkbox marked "Peer Reviewed" to the left of search results to limit sources to such journals.
For sources found through citation trails or JSTOR or databases without such a limiter, the Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory database has a column in which a referee-shirt icon indicates "Refereed" (which means the same thing as peer-reviewed).
As with whether a journal is scholarly, you can judge whether something is a history journal by closely evaluating various criteria such as
The first factor above, the title, can itself be a fairly good indicator, though there are exceptions.
In general, the title will usually include the words "History" or "Historical." There are at least several dozen examples and little need to list them all here.
The Journal of Economic History is NOT a history journal.
These ARE history journals:
Dr. Stuntz finds these gender studies journals suitable for this class: