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MUSED 501 A: Introduction to Research in Music Education - Fall 2017: Is Your Journal Scholarly?

What type of periodical is it?

In groups, examine your assigned periodical.  As you look through the periodical, please note the following:

  • Who is the audience for this periodical?
  • Who authors the articles in the periodical?
  • Is there a bibliography or works cited list?
  • Does the periodical have an editorial review board?
  • Based on your answers to these questions, make an educated guess as to whether your periodical is a scholarly journal, popular publication, or a trade publication.  Be ready to share why you think it falls into this category!

Activity Objectives

Tips for determining if your journal is scholarly