Answered By: Kellie Sparks
Last Updated: Mar 12, 2020     Views: 123

Scholarly journals are generally published by professional association, academic presses, or research institutions and have specific submission criteria. Articles submitted to scholarly publications are reviewed by an independent panel of experts and are referred to as peer-reviewed or refereed. Most academic databases allow users to limit searches to peer-reviewed articles or at least differentiate the popular from the scholarly resources.

For more information, please see our brief "Scholarly, Trade, and Popular Articles" video tutorial and our "Scholarly Journals and Popular Magazines" research guide below: