|Type of Publication?
||Academic journal (peer-reviewed)
||General interest magazine
||Expert on topic
||Journalist or amateur or professional writer
||Scholars and students of the journal's discipline or particular subject area
||Often to entertain
||Peer-reviewed articles must include footnotes and bibliography as evidence to support argument(s)
||No formal citation, though may use journalistic citation style
||Academic; often includes scholarly language, jargon
||7-10th grade level; language is familiar
||Often longer than articles in popular publications
||Usually short; 1-3 pages
|Frequency of Publication?
||Generally, weekly or monthly
|Time lag (currency)?
||Peer reviewed articles: 6 months+ from submission date of manuscript
||Used to illustrate a point; charts, tables, statistics
||Used for visual impact
||Limited or none
||Many glossy advertisements
||Anthropology and Education Quarterly; Journal of Abnormal Psychology
||People Weekly; Newsweek; PC Magazine