Scholarly journals, also referred to as Academic journals are regularly published journals which are related to a specific academic discipline. Scholarly articles are written by scientist or researchers based on authentic, innovative and native research done by the scholar. Scholars publish their articles to communicate and share their research. These journals are usually understood and accessed by students, academicians or experts from the related field as the content will be highly specific and not grasped and followed by all. These are subjected to peer-review by editorial board members who are highly qualified in that particular field. Only peer-reviewed general are accepted for publication.
This process facilitates the meticulous evaluation of the content in the article there by maintaining high quality of the journal. Scholarly journals which publish original scientific work are called as research articles (information in these articles is considered as primary source) and those which revise already existing data in brief are known as review articles. Both these articles follow a formal specific and unambiguous format to avoid bias and confusion. All the data like graphs, reports and tables are presented to support the content. There is less scope for adding pictures or making it attractive. Usually advertising is not seen but can be added only if it is relevant to the field. Editorial board members are mentioned, authors information is stated and citations are clearly indicated.
Last date updated on May, 2014