Scholarly or academic articles generally have the following characteristics:
Watch the What is a peer-reviewed article? video to learn more about this process!
Here is another video titled How Can I Tell if a journal is Scholarly which is a great help.
Peer Review in 3 Minutes is quick and good.
I love the following brief YouTube video Evaluating Journal Articles with the CAARP Test which may help with evaluating your article.This may be 3:05 minutes well wasted!