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Human Rights Studies: Scholarly information

What is a scholarly journal?

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:

  • Abstract (summary of content)
  • Introduction (purpose and problem)
  • Method and Material 
  • Results
  • Analysis and Discussion
  • References

Scholarly publishing

How to Identify Scholarly Journal Articles