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HIS 260 - Modern China

Scholarly Articles

Scholarly journal articles are written by academics or experts in a particular field or discipline to communicate with other academics or experts in that field or discipline. These journals share ideas and theories, research findings, and more while helping readers stay current on developments in that field or discipline.

Additionally, scholarly articles are cited properly in the form of a bibliography or footnotes and in-text citations. They are found in journals published by a professional association or academic press, and are professional in appearance, with no spelling or grammatical errors, advertisements, or unrelated images.

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What are Peer Reviewed Journals?

"Many scholarly journals use a process of peer review prior to publishing an article, whereby other scholars in the author's field or specialty critically assess a draft of the article. Peer-reviewed journals (also called refereed journals) are scholarly journals that only publish articles that have passed through this review process. The review process helps ensure that the published articles reflect solid scholarship in their fields." Source:

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