What Is a Scholarly Journal?

Scholarly journals are peer-reviewed publications that contain a collection of articles written by professionals in various industries and academic experts. Scholarly journals typically provide data, statistics and results of professional studies in a particular field.

Scholarly journals are typically published by academic organizations and sometimes include illustrations, graphs and charts to supplement the research and data presented. The information in a scholarly journal is usually specific to a particular field and written to an audience of academics familiar with the discipline or field. The purpose of a scholarly journal is to publish research and studies within an academic discipline that can be shared with other scholars and the general public.