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<ul><li><p>Periodicals:Scholarlyvs.Popularvs.Newspapers</p><p> Scholarly/AcademicJournals*</p><p>PopularPeriodicals/Magazines</p><p>Newspapers/News</p><p>Purpose Informotherscholarsofresearchfindings.</p><p>Entertain,sellproducts,givepracticalinformation,promoteaviewpoint,etc.</p><p>Provideinformationtoabroadaudience;nopriorsubjectknowledgeisnecessary.</p><p>Authors Expertsintheirfieldsandscholars.</p><p>Freelancewriters,localstaff,orjournalists;oftenunsigned.</p><p>Usuallyfreelancewriters,journalists,newswireservices,columnistsorlocalstaff,butcanbescholars.</p><p>Content Highlyspecializedandincludesresearchprojects,methodologyandtheory;longarticles;lookslikeabookinmanycases.</p><p>Popularmagazines:popularpersonalities,news,generalinterestarticles;briefarticlesunlessfeaturearticle;Trademagazines:specializedinformation&amp;articles.</p><p>Newsofhumaninterest,eithernarrowlyorbroadlycovered;newsondailyorweeklybasis,currentevents.</p><p>Appearance Serious,plaincoveronplainpaper,simpleblackandwhitegraphicsandillustrations.</p><p>Glossycovers,lotsofcolorillustrationsandphotos,manyshortarticles.</p><p>Newsprint;somesectionscanbeslickandattractive;articlescanbeillustratedandwithsomecolorphotographs.</p><p>Advertising Minimalornonexistent. Lots ofadvertising. Moderateorheavy;includesunrelatedproducts.</p><p>Language Termsspecifictothefield;assumessomescholarlyknowledgebythereader.</p><p>Simpleanddesignedforminimaleducationallevel;appealstolaypersonortradespersonorgeneralpublic.</p><p>Generalpublic,somewithslantsuchasbusiness.</p><p>Sources Alwayscited;manyreferencesand/orfootnotes.</p><p>Couldbesecondorthirdhand,originalsourcesometimesobscure;rarelycited.</p><p>Sourcesrarelycited.</p><p>Publishers Includeresearchorganizationsanduniversities.</p><p>Commercialenterprises. Usuallycommercialenterprisesorindividuals,butsomemaycomefromspecificprofessionalorganizations.</p><p>Pagination Tendstobeconsecutivewithinonevolume,whichmaycontainseveralseparateissues.</p><p>Eachissuestartswithpage1. Eachissuestartswithfrontpageandsubsequentsectionsandpages.</p><p>Examples JournaloftheAmericanMedicalAssociation,ModernFictionStudies</p><p>Time,PeopleWeekly,ReadersDigest,SportsIllustrated</p><p>NewYorkTimes,USAToday,WallStreetJournal,AlbuquerqueJournal</p><p>*Peerreviewedandrefereedjournals:Articlesinpeerreviewedjournalsareimpartiallyevaluatedbyresearchersorsubjectspecialistsintheacademiccommunitypriortobeingacceptedforpublication.Articlesinrefereedjournalsareevaluatedbyatleastonesubjectspecialistpriortoacceptanceforpublication.Articlesusuallyhavedistinctsections:introduction,literaturereview,methodology,results,discussion,conclusionsandstepsforfurtherresearch.</p></li></ul>