Academic journal

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An academic or scholarly journal contains articles written by experts in a particular subject. Academic journals are often forums for discussing new research, and the critique of existing research.[1] They usually contain articles presenting original research, review articles, and book reviews. The purpose of an academic journal is to give researchers a place to exchange knowledge. Academic journals can be traced back to the 17th century.[2]

The term academic journal applies to scholarly publications in all fields. Scientific journals and journals of the social sciences vary in form and function from journals of the humanities. A particular type of academic journal is the peer reviewed journal. Articles are sent out anonymously to other experts in the same field.[3] In this way they won't know the author's name and can remain impartial. Experts review the article before it is published.

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  1. Gary Blake; Robert W. Bly (1993). The Elements of Technical Writing. Macmillan Publishers. p. 113. 
  2. The Future of the Academic Journal, eds. Bill Cope; Angus Phillips (Oxford, UK: Elsevier/Chandos Pub., 2014), p. 1
  3. Writing Academic Texts Differently, ed. Nina Lykke (New York; Oxford: Routledge, 2014), p. 208