Scholarly vs. Popular . • Scholarly articles (journals) • written by scholars or experts • have references for works cited • usually peer reviewed • Popular articles, (magazine and newspapers) • may be written by authors who have no expertise on the topic • written for the general public • no references
Articles are reviewed by experts on the topic before being accepted for publication. This form of quality control is important to the scholarly process. What is a peer-reviewed (refereed) scholarly journal?
How do I find peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles? Psychology Research Guide • PsycINFO • Academic OneFile • Academic Search Premier • Note: Limit search to Peer-Reviewed articles.
I have an article. Is it peer reviewed? Leung, K. (2007). Asian social psychology: Achievements, threats, and opportunities. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 10(1), 8-15.