This glossary indexes frequently used research terms. Glossary entries come from different sources: imports, and manual entries by users. The first bulk of glossaries was imported directly from the book Exploring educational research literacy. Others are manually added by different users over time.
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Journal articles are published in different kinds of periodicals, such as trade magazines or scholarly journals. They are usually shorter compared to other scientific publications, such as research reports.
In most fields, scholarly journal articles are considered to have the highest scientific value of all publication types. One reason for this is that before journal articles are published, they are reviewed by other researchers within the same discipline. This process is called 'peer review'.
Bear in mind that the time between writing an article and when it is published can take up to two years, so some facts may become outdated.
There are different types of scholarly articles:
A peer-reviewed original article usually follows a specific layout, including the following elements.
In an abstract, a short summary of the article is provided, presenting the aim, method, results and conclusions of the article. Keywords are also provided to help identify the contents of the article.
An article usually starts with a general background. The aim and research questions are presented as well as the limits of the study.
In the method section, the methodology, and in some cases the material used, are described. The description provided should be detailed enough so that other researchers will be able to assess the reliability and credibility of the study and be able to repeat the research.
The research results are accounted for in this section. Diagrams and tables may also be included.
All cited documents included in the article must be found in the reference list.
Note: the above content is directly quoted from the University Library Guides offered by the University Library at Jönköping University