Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Scholarly Journals vs. Popular Magazines


Scholarly journals are concerned with academic study and contain research. They often use a process of peer review prior to publishing an article, whereby other scholars in the author’s field or specialty critically assess a draft of the article. These journals are “peer-reviewed” or “refereed.” Articles in scholarly or peer-reviewed journals cite their sources in footnotes or bibliographies.

Many online databases, let you search for articles that are only published in peer-reviewed or scholarly journals.

Popular magazines are written for the general public and reflect their tastes and intelligence-level. Magazines can contain substantive news, articles concerning current events, or other topics of general interest.