A scholarly journal article has an abstract, introduction, method, results, conclusion and a list of references (bibliography).The journal article's topic should be easy to understand as you read its abstract and introduction. The method, results and conclusion sections discuss and compare the conducted research. Authors have to include their cited references about research by other scientists. The use of references distinguish scholarly journal articles from non scholarly journals.
Journal publishers define their peer review process
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The best way to distinguish scholarly journal articles is to first look for the author's references which will show the author's literature review method. Be suspect of an article that has only 2 or 3 references
Anatomy of a Scholarly Article
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