Scholarly Journals? Popular Magazines? What's the Difference?
To tell the difference between a scholarly journal and a popular magazine follow this helpful link. There you will find a great explanation of the differences between magazines and scholarly journals! Also see the link to Ulrich's which give you all the background about specific publications. The term "periodical" is a catch term used to refer to any publication with a distinctive title that is issued at regular intervals, like magazines and journals, rather than books which are complete in one part or set, and usually about a narrowly defined single topic.
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