An article is any member of a class of dedicated words that are used with noun phrases to mark the identifiability of the referents of the noun phrases. The category of articles constitutes a part of speech. In English, both “the” and “a/an” are articles, which combine with a noun to form a noun phrase.

Electronic articles are articles in scholarly journals or magazines that can be accessed via electronic transmission. Electronic articles can be found in online-only journals (par excellence), but in the 21st century they have also become common as online versions of articles that also appear in printed journals.