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Social Work: What is a Scholarly Journal?


A scholarly journal is a periodical that contains articles written by experts in a particular field of study and reports the results of research in that field. The articles are intended to be read by other experts or students of the field, and they are typically much more sophisticated and advanced than the articles found in general magazines.

A magazine article usually consists of stories aimed at the general reading public.

Magazines vs. Scholarly Journals

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Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

Click on the picture below to examine the parts of a scholarly article