Answered By: Stephanie C Gillespie Last Updated: Feb 23, 2017 Views: 18
Ask yourself the 3 scholarly questions:
- Who is writing?
- Should be an expert who has a degree in the subject (ex. Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD), NOT a journalist.
- On what topic?
- Should be within the subject the expert studied (ex. A nurse writes about a medical topic).
- For what audience?
- For other experts: will have subject-specific vocabulary, author qualifications (ex. PhD), and many citations.
Still unsure? Google the journal’s title and look at the publication information to see if it’s a scholarly or peer-reviewed journal.
Articles marked as opinion in scholarly journals are not scholarly.