• Written by experts in the field
• Written for scholars (Specific audience).
• Language used can get quite technical
• Articles in journals report on original research.
• Before an article is published it is reviewed by a panel of experts. This review process is known as peer review or juried review. Articles that go through this process are "refereed".
• Journal articles will always have a detailed bibliography at the end of the article.
• Articles can be very lengthy
• Journals are usually published by associations, universities or research institutions.
• Written by authors who are not experts in the field
• Written for the general public (General audience).
• Language used is easy to read.
• Magazines are usually commercially published, and cover current or popular topics.
• Very little original research
• This type of publication can provide a good overview or summary of a topic.
• Magazine articles can be opinionated or represent a very specific point of view.
• Articles are usually short (Only a few pages)
• Does not usually contain a bibliography at the end of the article.
Both periodicals will have articles on sports injuries. Use magazines to get basic information on a topic and journals when you need expert information on the topic
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