(often called "Scholarly Journals"
or "Peer-Reviewed Journals")
Journal articles are written by scholars in an academic or professional field. An editorial board
reviews articles to decide whether they should be published. Journal articles
may cover very specific topics or narrow fields of research.
Since journals are published at
periodic intervals, they are grouped in the category called
"periodicals." They may be in print format or on the Web as electronic
journals. Your library purchases subscriptions to most journals.