Q. Does an article have to be peer reviewed to be considered a scholarly reference?
Scholarly and Peer-Reviewed sources are very similar. 'Scholarly' means the article was written by an expert for an audience of other experts, researchers, and students. 'Peer-reviewed' means the article was reviewed and critiqued by the author's peers, who are experts in the same subject area. Peer-reviewed articles are always scholarly, but a scholarly article may may not be peer-reviewed. However, the vast majority of scholarly articles are peer-reviewed, so the terms are used interchangeably.
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