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How can I tell if a particular journal is "Scholarly" or "Academic"? I have the title of the journal.

Last Updated: Oct 03, 2014  |  7311 Views
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If you have the title of the journal, then you can determine if it is scholarly or academic by searching the Ulrichsweb database:

Go to the Database Pages under the letter "U"to find Ulrichsweb:

Screen shot of the listing for Ulrichsweb on the Databases Pages

 

Look up your journal in Ulrichsweb; Type in the title, and click the green search icon.

If you get no results, change to the advanced search and try a more refined search.

screen shot of the search box on Ulrichsweb

 

On the results page, look over the choices for the appropriate title; here we choose the online version of this journal.   Click on the title of the journal to see the detailed contents. screen shot of the Ulrichsweb results page

 

Under the Content Type heading look for the notation  Academic/Scholarly, which indicates whether or not it is scholarly or academic. Screeh shot of record for a journal showing document type: academic/Scholarly

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