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If a publication has the word "journal" in its name, is it a scholarly publication?

Last Updated: Feb 17, 2015  |  15 Views

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No, the word "journal" in the title does not always indicate that it is a scholarly publication. A publication is classified as a "journal" based upon the nature and quality of information it offers.

Journal of Arachnology is a scholarly publication, whereas Wall Street Journal is NOT a scholarly publication, since it is a newspaper.

Critical Care Nursing Quarterly is also a scholarly publication, though the word "journal" is not in the title.

Learn more about the differences between scholarly and popular sources here: http://mc.libguides.com/research/ScholarPopular

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