Thursday, September 20, 2012

Journal & Periodical and Magazine

Journal & Periodical and Magazine


A journal is a scholarly publication which contains articles, written by researcher, professor and other expert. Journal focuses on a specific discipline or field of study. Unlike newspaper and magazine, journal is intended for academic or technical readers, not general readers.

Most journal articles are followed:

1) Article is peer reviewed
2) Article has original research ground on specific discipline, sub discipline or field of study
3) Article focuses on current developments/development of existing article in new focus/area
4) Article cites other works and has bibliographies
5) Article/content (its quality) is controlled by an editor or an editorial board
6) Article is generally written with more technical language by expert in the subject
7) Article/journal can be print/ online or both in edition

Journal is published on a regular basis (as quarterly, biannually or annually) and is sequentially numbered. Each copy is an issue and a set of issues makes a volume (usually, each year is a separate volume and sometimes two volumes may be published in an issue for a particular reason). Like magazine and newspaper, journal is also called periodical or serial.


Periodical is a serial publication with its own distinctive title which contains a mix of articles, editorials, reviews, columns, short stories, poems or other works, written by more than one contributor with an interval of less than a year.


Magazine is a periodical with a popular focus, aiming the general public and it contains news, personal narratives, and opinions. Magazine uses vocabulary which is understandable to most people and often has lots of eye-catching illustrations. Magazine publishes advertisements to meet up it cost.
Academic Journal

An academic journal is a peer-reviewed periodical in which a particular scholarly article of academic discipline is published. Academic journal serves as forum for the introduction and presentation for scrutiny of new research and the critique of existing research. Content typically takes the form of articles presenting original research, review articles, and book reviews. Academic journal applies to scholarly publications in all fields.

Reading a journal article will lead a reader/researcher to a number of other journal articles on closely related with topics and researcher /reader can mark the citations that he/she is interested in. Next time he/she can find those articles to continue his/her search/research.

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