Answered By: Ellie Dworak
Last Updated: Jun 09, 2022     Views: 127

An academic journal is a periodical that publishes articles within a research discipline.

Most academic journal articles are also peer reviewed, and sometimes the terms are used inter-changably. Another term you might hear is "scholarly journals," which means the same thing. 

The audience for academic journals is other researchers in the field. This includes university professors, students, and other scholars. 

Academic Journals

Image credit: Elaine Watson, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Albertsons Library. 4 April 2013.


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