MAGAZINES
JOURNALS
TARGET AUDIENCE
General reading public or group having particular hobby or interest.
Specific academic group.
TYPE OF MATERIAL
Miscellaneous collection of articles, stories, and/or poems, representing work of many kinds of authors.
Scientific, represents results of research.
SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Commercial.

Academic association, e.g., American Medical Association.

FREQUENCY OF PUBLICATION
Usually weekly or monthly. Often quarterly, sometimes monthly or bi-monthly.
RESEARCH ORIENTATION
No. Yes.
SELECTION OF ARTICLES
Editorial Board. "Refereed" or "peer reviewed" by specialists in the field.
LENGTH OF ARTICLES
Usually only a few pages or paragraphs. Usually longer than in magazines.
ADVERTISING
Commercial, often attractive, multi-color. Scholarly, e.g, university press books, other journals, black and white.

 *Created May, 2000 by Deb Distante