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Scholarly Journals: Which looks more scholarly?

Cover image of Acta Psychologica

Acta Sociologica

  1. Note the name of this journal: Acta Psychologica . The term "acta" suggests it's scholarly. It sounds scholarly.
  2. Note the lack of headlines. Some journals may list the table of contents on the front cover, but there are rarely headlines. Every article is important and they don't use headlines to sell an issue. Scholarly journals don't sell individual issues in magazine stores - they sell annual subscriptions to research institutions.
  3. The cover may be colourful and interesting, but it doesn't usually have full colour photos that change with each issue. If it does have photos, they reflect the subject content and are not sensational.

This is a scholarly journal.

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