Q. Do academic journals count as primary sources?


If the article is reporting on original research, then a journal article would be considered primary source material.  

The fact that an article comes from a scholarly or peer-reviewed journal by itself does not constitue primary research.  To see more details on this question, please check out our handout on the subject:


  • Last Updated Oct 31, 2017
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  • Answered By Peter Osterhoudt

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