The best type of scholarly peer reviewed literature is a journal article that has been published in a scholarly journal which contains the original research (primary article) which then has been evaluated again by other experts not connected to the journal (systematically reviewed journal article, meta-analysis journal article. )
- Health/medical scholarly journal articles go through 1-2 level review processes to ensure data accuracy and no bias.
- A scholarly journal content and format is the opposite of what you find in magazines and newspapers.
- A scholarly peer reviewed journal article has been reviewed by the editors/review committee of a journal publisher
- The data of a systematically reviewed journal article has gone through a second review by experts who are not connected to the Journal publisher in order to avoid bias and to confirm data accuracy
- A meta-analysis journal article is a systematically reviewed journal article with a statistical focus.
- Depending on your research topic, you may not always find an a systematic reviewed or meta analysis journal article because the additional review process takes longer or your topic has not been selected for a systematic review/meta analysis.