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.


  • Last Updated Sep 11, 2018
  • Views 4
  • Answered By Anne Heimann

FAQ Actions

Was this helpful? 1   0

Contact Us

Clarkson College LibAnswers
Have a question?
Search our FAQs or Ask Us


Submit a Question

Your Info
Fields marked with * are required.