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What is a Scholarly Article?

Characteristics of a Scholarly Journal Article

As shown in the video, a scholarly journal article is identified by its distinct segments, including:

  • Abstract
  • Literature Review
  • Methodology
  • Explanation of data collected
  • Results
  • Conclusions
  • References Cited / Bibliography

A scholarly article is peer reviewed, meaning it was read and approved by experts in the field for accuracy, a reliable methodology, and appropriate references.  A scholarly article often has multiple authors who are researchers or faculty members in higher education.  They are experts in a given field, writing about their expertise.