WHAT IS A SCHOLARLY JOURNAL?--DEFINITION & VERIFICATION
SCHOLARLY JOURNAL--DEFINITION & CHARACTERISTICS
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by American Psychological Association Staff
Call Number: R 808.06615 P976a
Publication Date: 2009-07-15
In addition to providing guidance on grammar, the mechanics of writing, and APA style, this manual offers an authoritative reference and citation system. It also covers the treatment of numbers, statistical and mathematical data, tables and figures.
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. (2010), states "journal articles are usually reports of empirical studies, literature reviews, theoretical articles, methodological articles, or case studies."
Common characteristics include:
Originality—to report on research, analysis, interpretation & to communicate new ideas, theories, or experimental results
Intended Audience—scientists, physicians, historians, professors, teachers, and other professionals
Editorial and Peer Review—articles are critically evaluated for scholarship by peers and/or professional editors
Publication Frequency—often monthly or quarterly
Pagination—often continuous for an entire volume
Article format & length—often contain abstracts, bibliographies, footnotes & articles are lengthy
Illustrations—few, but look for charts & graphs
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