Academic sources generally are articles in scholarly journals and may be peer reviewed.
- also referred to as an "academic" journal
- authors typically are professors or researchers
- publishes original research addressing a research question
- Hospitality Management research may employ surveys, interviews, data
- typically 2-6 issues per year
- access individual journal articles through databases like Hospitality & Tourism Complete
- has abstracts that summarize the article and its research findings
- always read the abstract to judge if the article is relevant
Peer reviewed journal
- the "peers" (peer reviewers) are experts in a research area, typically professors or other researchers
- peer reviewers give authors important feedback to help revise the article to improve it
- because of this quality control process, peer reviewed articles are considered to be reliable and trustworthy resources
- as with all sources, evaluate the source
Learn more about finding and evaluating your sources.