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Most scientific research is initially published in scholarly periodicals. What does ‘scholarly’ mean? Webster's Dictionary defines "scholarly" as
What is a scholarly periodical?
A scholarly periodical is a journal, the main purpose of which is to report on original research or experimentation to make it available to academic audience. The titles of the scholarly journals sometimes contain the words: Journal of..., Quarterly, Review, Research. In citations, the titles are usually abbreviated. Examples of scholarly journals: Brain Research, Cell, JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Virology, Science, Nature, New England Journal of Medicine. Some scholarly journals are published by scientific associations, for example, American Geophysical Union or American Society for Microbiology; others are published by scientific publishers such as Elsevier or Marcel Dekker.
Characteristics of a scholarly periodical