Articles (usually brief) about a variety of topics -news, sports, art, fashion, etc.
Articles are written in simple language for the general public.
To entertain, provide news and/or information about a hobby or special interest, promote a viewpoint.
Rolling Stone, Time, Vogue, Sports Illustrated, People, Better Homes & Gardens.
Writers, usually professional journalists, who are not necessarily experts on the article's topic.
Author's information is often listed.
Writers rarely cite their sources.
Generally contain lots of photos and advertisements, perfume samples, coupons. Cover picture usually occupies the whole cover and article tiles come in different sizes.
Articles are reviewed by the magazine's editorial staff, for spelling, grammar, etc.
Practical information for professionals in the field – news, trends, and other updates.
Articles are generally brief and the language is straightforward, but may contain professional jargon.
Report on trends in the profession and give practical advice to professionals and other interested readers.
Construction Bulletin, The CPA Journal, Gastronomica, Legal Assistant Today.
Professional or experts in the field.
Author’s credentials are usually listed with article.
Sometimes sources and bibliographies are given
Often look more like popular magazines, with glossy pictures. Articles may have graphs and charts. The ads are related to the trade.
Articles are reviewed by the magazine’s editorial staff, for spelling, grammar, etc. Some articles go through a sort of peer review process.
Articles that present original research studies. Reviews of books relevant to scholars in the field.
Language is very technical, and authors assume some scholarly background of the reader.
Tend to be long articles.
To make the information available to the rest of the scholarly world.
Child Development, JAMA; the Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal for the Study of Religion Nature and Culture.
An expert or team of experts in the particular topic of study.
Author’s credentials are usually listed with the article.
Sources and references are always cited with a footnote or a bibliography.
Have a basic, serious look and often contain many graphs and charts, but few glossy pages or colorful pictures.
Scholarly articles go through a peer review process where other scholars in the field evaluate the content of the article. The articles are edited for grammar, format, etc.