Scholarly or scientific articles and books are written by academics for academics and usually focus on a specific topic. The aim of a publication is to present research results and to discuss their meaning.
Authors of scholarly publications have to carefully support their conclusions. They do so by:
A publication has to be reviewed by fellow scientists in the same field. Peer reviews are conducted before an article is published in a scholarly journal.
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