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Educational Psychology - Damrow: Identifying Scholarly Articles

What is a Scholarly Article?

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The Peer-Review Process

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Peer-Reviewed Articles

Scholarly articles are generally written on original research or about experiments.  They are written by professors and experts in a specific field. Most people who read scholarly articles are academics, professionals, and students. It's important to remember, not all scholarly articles are peer-reviewed. 

The peer review process sets scholarly journal apart from each other.  In the peer-review process, a committee of peers (academics/experts) evaluate the quality of the research and decide if it meets high enough standards to be published.  It is a very rigourous process and only the best get published.  The reject rate of a peer review journal is very high, usually rejecting 90% of submitted articles.

Finding Peer-Reviewed Articles in EBSCO

Identifying Peer-Reviewed Articles

The easiest way to determine if your article is published in a peer-reviewed journals is to find in it Ulrichsweb database.

ULRICHWEB: Global Serials Directory

Look for the book icon to determine if the journal is peer-reviewed.