Some highlights of a recent study of scholarship and scholarly communication in the discipline of history. From ITHAKA Report Executive Summary (fulltext linked below):
Journal articles are written by scholars in an academic or professional field. An editorial board reviews articles to decide whether they should be published. Journal articles may cover very specific topics or narrow fields of research.
|Authors are:||scholars in the field, academics or researchers.|
|Sources are:||always cited with many references and/or footnotes.|
|Articles are:||long with sections such as abstract, literature review, methodology, results and conclusion.|
|They are:||similar to books, usually don't have color and never ads, even in online versions.|