Here are some broad guidelines to determine if your article is scholarly or not. There is NOT an exact definition for scholarly journals.
Is it a "Scholarly" or "Peer-Reviewed" (same thing) article? Look for an article that:
--contains actual research studies or critiques actual research studies.
--lists the authors of the article, and their credentials and current job will be listed in a footnote or at the end of the article.
--often published by a professional organization.
--edited and checked by a named editorial board of experts that consists of experts in the field (peer-reviewed).
--if you have the PDF, the page will contain only text, with tables and charts, and no commercial graphics or advertisements on the pages.
--has an abstract on the first page and a substantial bibliography at the end.
--is longer and written in the technical language of people who work in that field.
Magazines are the opposite, a magazine article:
--might not discuss research at all, just states facts or opinions
--often there is no specific author -- unsigned.
--is published by a commercial publisher.
--proof-read by an editor who works for the publisher.
--If you use the PDF file, there will be prominent advertisements throughout the page.
--has few, if any references in a list at the end of the article.
--has short articles written in non-technical language for a general audience.