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Reflective Writing ENG102

This will aid English 102 students who are focusing on the effects of personal, reflective, creative writing.

Magazines or Journals?

 

What are some of the differences between magazines and journals?

 

 

Magazines

 

Journals

Purpose:

Articles are written to inform or to entertain

Academic or scientific research articles and information

 

Content:

Covers broad subjects and topics of general interest

Scholarly articles which usually focus on original research in a specific subject field or discipline

Intended Audience:

 

Appeal to broad, general readership

 

Specialized readership; specialists; scholars and professionals in subject field

Authors:

Magazine staff or freelance writers

Experts, scholars, professionals in subject field

 

Layout:

Most often short articles with illustrations

Longer articles, often including tables, graphs, charts

 

Style:

Non-technical language

Technical, specialized terminology

 

References:

Sources are often not cited or are incomplete

Documented research with footnotes and bibliographies

 

Review Policy:

Reviewed by editor

Usually articles are reviewed by a panel of peers; they are often called peer-reviewed or refereed articles

 

Publisher:

Published commercially

Published by an  association, academic institution or professional organization

 

Advertising:

Various products and services designed to attract the general consumer

Little or no advertising; if present it is usually specific to the field or discipline the journal covers

 

Examples:

Time

Newsweek

Business Week

Parents Magazine

American Spectator

Child Development

Communication Quarterly

American Journal of Nursing

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition