Journal articles are written by scholars in an academic or professional field. Articles in journals may cover very specific topics or narrow fields of research.
An editor or editorial board reviews articles to decide whether they should be published. Journals that go through this process are called peer reviewed or refereed journals.
Since journals are published at periodic intervals, they are grouped in the category called periodicals. They may be in print format or on the Web as electronic journals. University of Evansville Libraries purchases subscriptions to many journals.