Q. What's the difference between a magazine and a journal?
There are several differences between magazines and journals. Here are a few:
- Magazine articles may be written by journalists or professional writers.
- Journal articles are written by subject experts.
- Magazines are edited by journalists.
- Journals are peer reviewed by experts or scholars in the field.
- Magazines are written for a general audience.
- Journals are written for a professional or college-level audience.
- Magazine articles are easier to read and may contain more opinion-based or entertaining material.
- Since journal articles are written by and for experts, they contain more technical language and are college-level.
- Journal articles usually contain information about a specific research study that was done, and include the methodology used and the conclusions found.
- Magazines usually contain more ads than journals.
- Just as students are required to list the source material they used for a research paper, scholarly journal articles typically have a lengthy references list.
- Magazine articles often do not contain references.
For questions about magazines and journals, contact your Campus Librarians. Thank you for using ASK US.
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