Characteristics of Scholarly Journals
Where Did You Find It?
Periodical indexes or databases, such as EBSCOHost MasterFILE Premier and General OneFile , include references to journals, but, since these indexes also include some popular magazines as well, you will need to check some additional criteria.
Who is the Publisher? How Are Articles Selected for Publication?
Scholarly journals are often (but not always) published or sponsored by a professional society or an academic institution.
Check for a list of reviewers (editorial board) inside the front cover of the journal or on the first few pages. This type of journal is known as a "juried" or "refereed" journal - articles are selected after reviewers have evaluated their quality.What are the General Characteristics of a Scholarly Journal Article?
The articles are specialized, relatively lengthy, and intended for those familiar with the subject.
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