What is a scholarly journal? Well, scholarly journals are mostly peer-reviewed periodicals. Exchanging scholarly information via journals has a long tradition, besides it’s long history it’s a main way of formal scholarly and scientific communication. Please keep in mind that journals differ widely in scope, topic and perspective, usually with different emphasis on methodological, theoretical or topical aspects within a given field of research! As a new upcoming researcher it might be hard to differentiate between the journals within the same subject but you can ask your supervisor, or other senior colleagues and they will often have the experience to be able to advice you.
Here are som basics questions when you are about to analyze a journal:
The h-index is an index to quantify an individual’s scientific research output.