What are scholarly & peer reviewed journals?
Scholarly or peer-reviewed journal articles are written by someone with expert knowledge or academic qualifications, are evidence-based, include references and are aimed at a scholarly audience.
The articles go through an extensive editorial process before publication, and are therefore of a very high quality. Not all scholarly journals are peer-reviewed.
Further information can be found in LaTrobe University Library's Finding journal articles, including peer-reviewed LibGuide
What is Open Access?
Open access (OA) means unrestricted online access to peer-reviewed scholarly research. Open Access is primarily intended for scholarly journal articles, but is also provided for a growing number of theses, book chapters and scholarly monographs
DOAJ is an online directory that provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.
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Grey literature is generally considered material not published commercially or indexed by major databases.
It is not usually peer-reviewed, but can be good, reliable information. It can appear in many forms, including government or technical reports, discussion papers, statistics, conference proceedings and policy documents.
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