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Scholarly journals  

Features of scholarly journals

  • Usually published by scholarly or university presses, research or professional organisations
  • Contain few or no advertisements - if included they are usually limited to advertising upcoming conferences, new books
  • Articles are -
    • written by an expert or researcher in the discipline. Author credentials are usually listed at the beginning of an article
    • usually preceeded by an abstract
    • generally assume some knowledge of the discipline by the reader
    • contain little or no background information, and fewer images than popular journals
    • referenced with extensive bibliographies
    • generally longer than magazine and popular journal articles
  • Language - uses technical language and discipline specific jargon
  • Peer reviewed, with editorial board details included in each issue
  • Frequency - daily, weekly, monthly or quarterly

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