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Characteristics of Scholarly Journals:

  • The author's name is always indicated and affiliation and credentials are usually included.
  • Sources are cited in footnotes, endnotes 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. 
  • Articles are usually "refereed", i.e., reviewed and edited by other experts in the field. Also called peer review.
  • The journals are sometimes published by a university or by a professional organization 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.