Journal articles introduce scholarly ideas and research. Articles present the authors’ original research as reports of empirical studies, literature reviews, case studies, or theoretical or methodological statements. Beginning as unpublished manuscripts of research not previously published, these articles typically undergo a peer-review process by one or more academic referees before being accepted or rejected for publication within a journal. The primary goal of a published journal article in an educational research journal is for the author(s) to communicate ideas, concepts, and research findings to the educational community.

There are many different types of journal articles. Empirical studies represent original research and consist of specific sections that reflect the research process. Literature reviews embody critical evaluations of previously published material through a research synthesis or meta-analysis. ...

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