What is a scholarly journal?
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
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