Q. What is a journal article?
A journal article is an article that has been published in an academic or professional journal. These are often written by professionals in that field and may even be reviewed by other professionals for accuracy. They are the best source for accurate, scholarly research; but often focus on advancing research or specific knowledge. They won’t always provide much background nor factual information, but they will provide very useful research and conclusions on relationships and professional concepts.
For example, a question about whether a specific type of advertising influences purchasing decisions is probably best answered by research publishing in a journal article.