Answered By: Corey Buttram Last Updated: Jul 19, 2018 Views: 6
An article is considered scholarly or peer-reviewed if it appears in a journal that requires a pre-publication review of its articles. The article is read and edited by a group of subject experts who check accuracy. The articles published must meet certain standards for that particular field.
In a NUTSHELL - It doesn't get published until EXPERTS in the field say its okay.
For more information about the difference between scholarly articles and other sources, visit our Evaluating Sources guide: https://libguides.tncc.edu/EvaluatingSources
If you need help finding scholarly articles, try our Answer for Finding Scholarly and Peer Reviewed articles: http://libanswers.tncc.edu/faq/73779