Answered By: Helen Duffy Last Updated: 30 May 2017 Views: 315
A publication is regarded as scholarly if it is authored by experts, for experts. Its focus is academic, reporting original research (experimentation), research methodology or theory. The publisher is typically a professional association or an academic press.
Peer Reviewed (Refereed) articles
Prior to publication, articles are submitted and go through a rigorous assessment that involves review and approval by the author’s peers (experts in the same subject area). Peer reviewed serials publish articles only if they have passed through the official editorial process. The peer review and evaluation system is utilized to safeguard, maintain, and improve the quality of scholarly materials published in serials.