Scholarly journals are:
Peer-reviewed or refereed journals are:
|Long articles with in-depth analysis of a topic
|Short articles with news, opinion, or an overview
|Usually an expert. Name and credentials always provided
|Usually a journalist. Author's credentials usually not provided
|Articles usually have a structured format with sections, i.e., abstract, review, methodology, results, conclusion, bibliography
|Usually written in continuous text or in sections that suport the story but do not follow a common standardized format
|Usually written in very technical language that may require expertise in the field.
|Written in non-technical language that anyone can understand.
|May include tables of statistics, graphs, maps, or photographs that directly support the text.
|May include photos or illustrations that draw attention, but are not necessary to understand the text.
|Articles have a bibliography, works cited list, or footnotes listing books and other sources used by the author(s).
|Articles may mention sources for further reading, but rarely have a formal bibliography, works cited list, or footnotes.
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