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Characteristics of a Scholarly Journal:

  • The author's name is always indicated and affiliation and credentials are usually included.
  • Sources are always cited in footnotes or bibliographies.
  • Articles are often preceded by brief abstracts of their contents.
  • Articles are in-depth and frequently lengthy.
  • The vocabulary used is indicative of expertise in a particular subject. 
  • The articles are frequently "refereed" or reviewed and edited by other experts in the field.
  • The journals are sometimes published by and university or professional organizations such as the American Psychological Association, the American Chemical Society, the National Council of Teachers of English, or the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.