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Scholarly Journals v. Popular Magazines Critically evaluating resources is an important step in research. To effectively evaluate periodicals, it is useful to distinguish between scholarly journals and popular magazines. Characteristics Scholarly Popular How can you tell the difference between these two types of periodical articles? Length Longer articles, providing in-depth analysis of topics Shorter articles, providing broader overviews of topics Authorship Author usually an expert or specialist in the field, name and credentials always provided Author usually staff writer or journalist, name and credentials often not provided Language/Audience Written in the jargon of the field for scholarly readers (professors, researchers or students) Written in non-technical language, general audience Format/Structure Articles usually more structured, may include these
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Unformatted text preview: sections: abstract, literature review, methodology, results, conclusion, bibliography Articles do not necessarily follow a specific format or structure Publishing Published by professional organization, scholarly presses or universities Commercially published Documentation Original research, peer-reviewed/refereed, works cited, in-text references included. Edited but not cited or documented Special Features Illustrations that support the text, such as tables of statistics, graphs, maps, or photographs, serious look, black/white Illustrations with glossy or color photographs, usually for advertising purposes, slick look, color Examples Journal of Marriage and Family American Economic Review Modern Fiction Studies Newsweek People Weekly Sports Illustrated...
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