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How to tell if an article is popular or scholarly

Scholarly Popular
Archives of General Psychiatry Cover Psychology

 

Publication Title

 

Often includes the words "academic" or "journal" Often includes the word "magazine"

 

Author(s)

 

Named scholars who are authorities in their field

Unnamed, anonymous, or staff writers

Review Policy

Articles are usually peer-reviewed or refereed (evaluated by experts in the field before accepted for publication)

Not peer-reviewed or refereed

 

Article Length

 

Usually longer articles (5+ pages)

Usually shorter articles (1-2 pages)

 

Purpose & Audience

 

Written to relay research to other scholars in the field Written about current or general interest items for a broad audience

 

Advertisements

 

Few, if any Numerous

 

Graphics

 

Often include graphs, charts, or tables Colorful photographs or illustrations

 

Credits

 

Contain references, citations, or footnotes Lack specific references, citations, or footnotes

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