Scholarly journals have collections of articles written by scholars or experts in academic and professional fields. The articles can be presenting new research findings from empirical studies or make critical examinations of previous research, or focus on developing new theories.
A scholarly journal article undergoes a "peer-review" - process, where other scholars in the field are ascertaining the scholarly quality of the article, before its publication. An original article presenting new research are also characterized by following a text-structure with certain sections:
Find out more about specific scholarly journals and articles, for example citations and impact factor.
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