Answered By: Corey Buttram
Last Updated: Jul 19, 2018     Views: 37

An article is considered scholarly or peer-reviewed if it appears in a journal that requires a pre-publication review of its articles.  The article is read and edited by a group of subject experts who check accuracy. The articles published must meet certain standards for that particular field.  

In a NUTSHELL - It doesn't get published until EXPERTS in the field say its okay.

For more information about the difference between scholarly articles and other sources, visit our Evaluating Sources guide:

If you need help finding scholarly articles, try our Answer for Finding Scholarly and Peer Reviewed articles: