Periodicals (magazines) may be divided into four categories:
Scholarly—Magazines that are concerned with academic study, especially research. Scholarly journals always cite their sources in the form of footnotes or bibliographies. Articles are written by a scholar or someone who has done research in the field. Many scholarly journals are published by a specific professional organization or university press.
Examples of Scholarly Journals:
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association
Modern Fiction Studies
The Virginia Quarterly
Substantive-Magazines that provide information, in a general manner, to a broad audience of concerned citizens. These magazines are generally published by commercial enterprises. Articles are written by a member of the editorial staff, a scholar or free lance writer.
Examples of Substantive Journals:
New York Times
Christian Science Monitor
Popular-Magazines fit for, or reflecting the taste and intelligence of, the people at large. These magazines generally include many graphics and feature short, simply written articles with little depth in content.
Examples of Popular Journals:
Sensational-Magazines that arouse strong curiosity, interest or reaction.
Examples of Sensational Journals:
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