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Scholarly Journal Articles: Structure and Function

Overview

In this guide, you will learn about...

  • the characteristics of scholarly journals, and how they differ from those of popular magazines and trade publications
  • primary, secondary, and tertiary literature
  • the peer-review process
  • the basic structure of the typical scholarly research article based on the IMRaD format
  • using sample articles from PubMed, this guide will examine each component in detail, complete with in-text questions to help you retain what you learn