Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering Systems Design: Marine Systems Design
Is this journal Scholarly/Peer Reviewed?
Scholarly versus Popular Periodicals
A scholarly journal is generally one that is published by and for scholars. Scholarly journal articles will almost always
- present original or previously unpublished research
- contain information on the author (including academic credentials & affiliations)
- contain footnotes and a bibliography
A popular magazine is one published for the general public. Popular magazine articles tend to
- synthesize information and research presented elsewhere
- be shorter in length and contain pictures and advertisements
- be written by staff writers or reporters whose credentials are not listed
A popular book is also published for the general public or, often, for a non-academic audience. Popular books are often:
- written for an author with no scholarly affiliation or expertise
- written at a general or non-specialized reading level, often containing no references to consulted sources. Because popular books are written for the general public, for younger audiences, or for non-academic audiences, they generally contain no scholarly language or terminology related to a specific academic specialty or discipline.
- published by popular presses as opposed to scholarly or university presses.