Q. What's a scholarly journal article?


A scholarly journal publishes the results of original and significant research in a particular discipline.  Many (but not all) scholarly publications will be peer reviewed.

Characteristics of Scholarly Sources:
  • Publications will often focus on a specific discipline or sub-discipline.
  • Authors are typically scholars and/or researchers within a field.
  • Articles are written for other faculty and researchers using technical terms and jargon.
  • Articles tend to be longer in length and focus on a specific aspect of a topic.
  • Sources will be listed throughout and at the end of an article.
  • Last Updated Jul 06, 2017
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  • Answered By Johanna MacKay

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