Answered By: Robert Wilson
Last Updated: Aug 23, 2017     Views: 63

Scholarly journals can be distinguished from other periodicals in that:

  1. Articles are usually written by faculty members or other academicians, discussing topics of recent research;
  2. The journals themselves are usually edited by faculty members or other academicians (peer-reviewed or refereed);
  3. Most likely, the articles provide footnotes and/or bibliographic citations;
  4. The journals are normally printed on regular (not glossy) paper.

For more information on scholarly journals see the Scholarly Journals and Popular Magazines: Comparing MaxGuide.
If you have questions on whether a periodical fits the title of “scholarly journal,” consult a Reference Librarian.
To find articles on a particular topic, begin by consulting one of the MaxGuides for the discipline or subject you are interested in.