How do I know if articles are scholarly (peer reviewed)?

The following characteristics can help you determine if the article you’re looking at is scholarly:

  • Author(s) name included: Scholarly articles are written by experts or researchers, so make sure that the author’s name, along with their institution and scholarly credentials are included.
  • Technical or specialized language: Scholarly articles will often use technical or highly specialized language.
  • Written for professionals: Scholarly articles are published in academic journals. Academic journals have titles that suggest they are written for professionals in a particular field of study and not for the public.
  • Charts, graphs, and diagrams: Scholarly articles communicate research results. They will often include charts, graphs, or diagrams.
  • Length: Scholarly articles tend to be long. They are usually five or more pages.
  • Bibliography included: Scholarly articles will always include references to the sources cited or a bibliography.


  • Last Updated Jan 26, 2023
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  • Answered By Sadaf Shahid

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