Longer articles, at least 7 pages, multiple columns on each page
Are written by experts in their field, for other experts
Authors have credentials to be considered experts, such as a PhD, MD, MA/MS.
Language can be very technical, and varies based on discipline. This can make these articles difficult to understand for students and others new to the field
In the Sciences, scholarly articles include visual representations of data, in charts, graphs and tables
Full of citations and include a long list of references/bibliography
A panel of experts reads each article submitted to a scholarly journal and provides feedback to the author(s) anonymously. The panel can accept submissions, ask for revisions, or outright reject them. The articles included in an issue of the journal went through the whole process, including revisions and final acceptance.
Come out less frequently: quarterly (4xs a year), twice or once a year
The following article is a peer-reviewed scholarly article that was published in the Bilingual Review, an academic journal that contains "original manuscripts, fiction, poetry, and review articles on all aspects of bilingual education published both in English and in Spanish."
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