Articles found in journals are written by
scholars in an academic or professional field. These articles will
cover very specific topics or narrow fields of research.
An editor or editorial board reviews
articles to decide whether they should be published. Journals that go
through this process are called peer reviewed or refereed journals.
Since journals are published at
periodic intervals, they are grouped in the category called periodicals.
They may be in print format or on the Web as electronic journals. The NCC
Libraries purchase subscriptions to many journals.