Definitions for "Scholarly Article"
an analysis of a research question written by a trained professional or academic and published in a specialized journal
an article, usually in a scholarly journal, that deals with academic subject matter at an advanced level
A scholarly article reports on original research or experimentation. It is written by a researcher or expert in the field who is often affiliated with a college or university. It should have footnotes or a bibliography and may include graphs or charts as illustrations as opposed to glossy pictures. It may be published by a scholarly professional association or university press, e.g. articles in the Canadian Journal of Sociology.