Answered By: Elsa Winch
Last Updated: Dec 11, 2016     Views: 449

The terms, "Primary research" and "Scholarly journals" are phrases used interchangeably for the same same type of publication:  An author submits an original experiment, manuscript, or research, to an editor and an editorial board: individuals who are recognized as authorities in an area of research and who can give reasonably fair feedback and review to the author. This process of scholarly peer review helps the editor, or the editorial board, decide whether the work should be accepted for publication, accepted for publication with revisions, or rejected.  Scholarly journals are targeted to an academic audience or experts in a discipline, and generally report the results of original research and experimentation, relying on previous research and experimentation. They are heavily cited by footnotes and bibliography. 

Articles for "Peer-review" or "Refereed" journal  articles undergo in a narrowly defined field, and are recognized scholars in the same discipline as the article's author (e.g., peers).   These peers have expertise in a narrow field of research and scholarship, and the article's author is subject to a rigorous review and accountability process before the article is published. The peer review and evaluation system is intended as a safeguard for the quality of scholarly work in a specific field of study. The article's author may be known or unknown to the peer reviewers.

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