- Authors are authorities in their fields.
- Authors cite their sources in endnotes, footnotes, or bibliographies.
- Individual issues have little or no advertising.
- Articles must go through a peer-review or refereed process.
- Articles are usually reports on scholarly research.
- Illustrations usually take the form of charts and graphs.
- Articles use jargon of the discipline.
How can I tell if my article is peer reviewed?
You can use Ulrichsweb to determine if a journal (where the article is published) is peer reviewed: http://library.csun.edu/xerxes/databases/alphabetical#U
(Other words for peer reviewed are scholarly, academic, or refereed)
In general, try to remember the following about scholarly journals:
Watch this video to see how to use Ulrichsweb: