Scholarly journals are also called peer-reviewed journals. Peer review is a process by which editors have experts in a field review books or articles submitted for publication by the experts’ peers. Peer review helps to ensure the quality of an information source.
Elements of Scholarly Journals:
Articles are lengthy, in-depth and written in the jargon of the field for others with similar backgrounds
Primary sources are original, uninterpreted information. Scholars analyze primary sources in order to answer research questions. Examples of primary sources vary by discipline.
Examples in the humanities:
Examples in the social sciences:
Example in the sciences:
Magazines are publication issued on a regular basis containing popular articles, written and illustrated in a less technical manner than the articles found in a journal.
Elements of the popular magazine: