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Published on olinuris.library.cornell.edu (http://olinuris.library.cornell.edu ) Home > Printer-friendly Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals Journals, magazines, and newspapers are important sources for up-to-date information in all disciplines. With a collection as large and diverse as Cornell's it is often difficult to distinguish between the various levels of scholarship found in the collection. In this guide we have divided the criteria for evaluating periodical literature into four categories: Scholarly Watch video Substantive News/General Interest Watch video Popular Sensational DEFINITIONS: Webster's Third International Dictionary defines scholarly as: 1) concerned with academic study, especially research, 2) exhibiting the methods and attitudes of a scholar, and 3) having the manner and appearance of a scholar.
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Substantive is defined as having a solid base, being substantial. Popular means fit for, or reflecting the taste and intelligence of, the people at large. Sensational is defined as arousing or intending to arouse strong curiosity, interest or reaction. Keeping these definitions in mind, and realizing that none of the lines drawn between types of journals can ever be totally clear cut, the general criteria are as follows. SCHOLARLY Scholarly journals are also called academic, peer-reviewed, or refereed journals . (Strictly speaking, peer-reviewed (also called refereed) journals refer only to those scholarly journals that submit articles to several other scholars, experts, or academics (peers) in the field for review and comment. These reviewers must agree that the article represents properly
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