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What is a scholarly journal?

Last Updated: Nov 18, 2014  |  77 Views

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Many assignments require scholarly journals, also sometimes called peer-reviewed or refereed journals.

There are some basic criteria you can use to distinguish scholarly journals from other types of sources, like magazines and newspapers.

Common characteristics of scholarly journals:

  • articles feature experiments, case studies, or other original research
  • authors are scholars or experts
  • articles are long and detailed
  • few pictures, but possibly graphs & charts
  • long bibliographies for each article
  • specialized language from a specific discipline
  • intended for an audience of researchers

For more information on scholarly journals, visit one of the suggested links below.

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