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Sociology: Articles

What is a Scholarly Article?

Scholarly articles are written by experts in the field and, additionally, peer reviewed by a panel experts in the field.  They tend to include a lot of research and data, and the information in the article is backed up by a list of references. 

Example of a journal with scholarly articles

American Journal of Economics and Sociology

Popular articles are often written by journalists for a general audience and are not reviewed by experts in the field. Popular articles quote sources but rarely include references.

Example of a magazine with popular articles

cover of The Economist magazine
 

For more information on scholarly articles, see the tutorial Anatomy of a Scholarly Article.

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