Scholary articles ....
|Scholarly Journals||Popular Journals||Trade Journals|
|Purpose||Informs and reports on original research done by scholars and experts in the field. Published by professional organizations, university presses, and research institutes.
||Entertains and informs a general audience without providing in-depth analysis. Published by commercial presses.
||Reports on industry trends and new products or techniques useful to people in a trade or business. Published by commercial presses or industry associations.|
|Authors||Articles are written by subject specialists and experts in the field. Reviewed by experts (peer review) not employed by the journal.
||Articles are written by journalists, freelance writers, or an editorial staff. No peer-review process.
||Articles are written by specialists in a certain field or industry as well as journalists. No peer-review process.
|Audience||Intended for a limited audience - researchers, scholars, and experts.||Intended for a broad segment of the population, appealing to non-specialists.||Intended for practititioners in a particular profession, business, or industry.|
Journal of Biochemistry
American Sociological Review
Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
U.S. News and World Report
Broadcasting & Cable