Answered By: Brendan Plann-Curley
Last Updated: Nov 01, 2016     Views: 41

If you are unsure whether an article that you have found in a database is from a scholarly journal, click on the source (i.e. the name of the journal).

 

You should now see a page with the journal's publication details. A "scholarly journal" is generally defined as an academic journal with a "peer-review" or referee process. That is, a journal in which articles are written mainly by academics with an intended academic audience. Peer review is an editorial process in which an article is reviewed and approved for publication by a panel of experts in the author's field.

 


 

Reviewed and updated 11/2016

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