Journal - Scholarly
Magazine - Popular
-Empirical: Detailed report of an original research study
-Review: Summary/synthesis of many studies on a topic
-Theoretical: based on the intellectual tradition of a scholarly discipline
|Secondary report or discussion may include personal narrative, opinion, anecdotes.
|Author's credentials are given, usually a scholar with subject expertise.
|Author may or may not be named; often a professional writer; may or may not have subject expertise.
|Scholars, researchers, students.
|General public; the interested non-specialist.
|Specialized terminology or jargon of the field; requires prior knowledge.
|Vocabulary in general usage; understandable to most readers.
|Required. All quotes and facts can be verified.
|Scanty, if any, information about sources. May mention names of experts in text, but no bibliography.
|Editorial oversight and peer-reviewed.
May be lengthy time period between submission and publication.
|Usually limited to some editorial oversight.
Often quick publication time frames.
|American Sociological Review; Social Forces
Almost anything with Journal in the title. Usually come with memberships in scholarly societies and are only available in libraries.
|Psychology Today, Discover, news magazines. Almost anything available in a store.
How do articles get peer reviewed? What role does peer review play in scholarly research and publication? This video will explain.
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Other types of articles may also be published in the scholarly literature such as: