Mr. S. Weinert
Psychology 120 Extra credit assignment
Characteristics of journal articles
Before you begin
searching, please review the characteristics of a journal so that
you don't settle for inappropriate magazine articles by mistake
- Scholarly journals generally have a sober,
serious look. They often contain many graphs and charts but few
glossy pages or exciting pictures.
- Scholarly journals always cite their
sources in the form of footnotes or bibliographies.
- Articles are written by a scholar in the
field or by someone who has done research in the field.
- The language of scholarly journals is that of
the discipline covered. It assumes some scholarly background on
the part of the reader.
- The main purpose of a scholarly journal is to
report on original research or experimentation in order to make
such information available to the rest of the scholarly world.
- Many scholarly journals, though by no means
all, are published by a specific professional organization.
- Brain and Cognition
- Journal of Research in Personality
- JAMA: The
Journal of the American Medical Association
- Psychological Bulletin
- Journal of Marriage and the Family
- Sex Roles: A Journal of Research
- Journal of Educational Research
- Archives of Sexual Behavior
- Psychology Today