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What Is a Scholarly Journal, versus a Newspaper or a Magazine?
What is a scholarly journal and how is it different from a magazine or newspaper? All three are called periodicals because they are published at periodic intervals throughout the year.
Newspapers are the first draft of history, but are not scholarly. However, some newspaper articles can point you to scholarly research.
Magazines are good sources of information, opinions, or up-to-date information about popular culture, current events, or a subject.They are not scholarly but can mention scholarly research.
Scholarly journals have collections of refereed/peer-reviewed articles written by experts in academic or professional fields.
Scholarly journals are excellent for finding out what has been studied or researched on a topic, and to find bibliographies that point to other relevant sources of information. Please note: the word "journal" is not necessarily in the title of a scholarly publication.
Reports on regional, national, and international news events. Analyzes important current issues. Features articles on business, science, sports, the arts, computers, and fashion, dining, and entertainment. "All the news that's fit to print."
Aims to make complex ideas entertaining and accessible. Comprehensive coverage of a broad range of scientific and technological topics such as computers and electronics, energy, tools and techniques, and new products and inventions, as well as horticulture.
Reports on new research findings, developments and issues in all disciplines of science, for a non-specialist audience. Includes short reports from major conferences and congresses, reviews of results published in scientific journals and coverage of legislative and political events relevant to scientific policy.