When conducting academic research for your assignments, you may be required to find articles from a scholarly journal. But what exactly is a scholarly journal? Below are some criteria used to distinguish scholarly articles from popular articles.
- Written for a general audience
- Lack citations and research methodology of scholarly journals
- Contain advertisements, graphics, photos, etc.
- Discipline or field specific
- Include lengthy research or technical reports
- Written by researchers, experts, scholars of the field/discipline
- Include citations and references
- Articles may be 'peer-reviewed' by other researchers, experts and scholars before publication
- Also known as 'academic articles', 'peer-reviewed articles'