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AUDIENCE: Professors, researchers, scholars, students
ADVERTISEMENTS: No advertisements
AUTHOR: Experts in the field, professionals.
CONTENT & FOCUS: Original thoughts, ideas, research, new methodologies.
DOCUMENTATION: Bibliographies, footnotes.
ILLUSTRATIONS: Few illustrations, relevant research oriented charts, graphs, and tables.
LANGUAGE: Specialized formal language.
LENGTH: Usually quite lengthy, giving in-depth research, theories, analysis.
PUBLICATION FREQUENCY: Usually published monthly, or quarterly.
EXAMPLES: Journal of Experimental Psychology; Journal of Mental Health Counseling.
AUDIENCE: General readers
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AUTHOR: Journalists, staff writers, usually not experts in the field.
CONTENT & FOCUS: Current events, general interest.
DOCUMENTATION: Very little, if any documentation.
ILLUSTRATIONS: Many colorful eye-catching illustrations.
LANGUAGE: Easy to read.
LENGTH: Usually short to medium, giving overview of topics.
PUBLICATION FREQUENCY: Usually published weekly, or monthly.
EXAMPLES: Psychology Today; Newsweek; National Geographic; Time.