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Psychology 101 -General Psychology - Prof. Cianci: How to Read a Journal Article

What is a Scholarly Journal Article?

Scholarly articles are written by a expert(s) in an academic or professional field for other experts to advance knowledge in the field. Scholarly articles are also referred to as peer-review, meaning, the article is reviewed by peers with the field for validity, quality and often originality for publication.



Reading a Journal Article

Reading journal articles can be intimidating but it is a skill you can develop. Unlike a book, journal articles can be read using numerous techniques because  journal articles are organized in a way that facilitates a more selective reading process, i.e. skimming and/or reading sections in a different order. Watch this video for tips on how to read and comprehend a scholarly journal article.

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