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What is a scholarly journal?
Scholarly articles are written by professors and usually undergo a rigorous review process by a committee of their peers before they can be published.
Example would be:
Journal of Social Psychology
Traits of scholarly journals:
Authors have advanced degrees (PhD preferable, Master's ok too)
Usually no color or advertising
Authors cite their sources (list of references)
Charts and graphs
Purpose is to further knowledge in the field
Articles go through a rigorous peer review process
Audience is other scholars
Psychology Today is NOT a scholarly journal. In fact, no magazine or newspaper is a scholarly peer reviewed journal.