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Introduction to Sociology: What is a scholarly article?

What is a scholarly article?

Characteristics of a Scholarly Article

  • Focuses on a specific discipline/field of study
  • Intended for other researchers or scholars in the field
  • Usually presents original research
  • Often includes a literature review
  • Articles are often lengthy (6+ pages), may have charts and/or diagrams
  • Includes bibliography or references

Also known as:

Academic, Peer reviewed, or Referreed

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