Scholarly articles are published in journals intended for audiences in specific academic disciplines.
Many, but not all, scholarly journals are peer-reviewed.
Prior to publication, peer-reviewed articles are submitted to experts in the field who offer feedback to the author. Because the reviewers specialize in the same scholarly area as the author, they are considered the author’s peers (hence “peer review”).
Not all content in a scholarly journal is peer-reviewed. Their can be editorial essays and often book reviews.
Research: An article that reports on original research, such as an experiment, analysis of data, a creative work, or historical event.
Theoretical: An article that contributes to the theoretical foundations of a field, providing explanations for phenomena or frameworks to guide the analysis of evidence.
Review: An article that summarizes the results of many original articles investigating similar topics. Might include meta-analysis to statistically compare data from multiple studies
|Brief summary of the article.|
|Introduction||States the topic, purpose, and argument of the article.|
|Methods||Mentions steps taken to support argument of the article.|
|Results/Findings||Shares results of the research.|
|Discussion||Analyzes and talks about the findings of the research.|
|Conclusion||Synthesizes the article's findings and argument.|
|References||List of cited sources.|