Module 6: Scholarly vs. Popular Journals Chart

Articles in Scholarly Journals Articles in Magazines
Who wrote the article? Are written by a researcher, scholar, or practitioner Are written by journalists, freelance writers, editorial staff
Who is the intended audience? Are written for other scholars, professionals, or students Are written for the general public
What is the purpose of the publication? Report original research, experiments, or theories Report or persuade
Does the author cite her sources? Always have footnotes or bibliography Rarely have footnotes or bibliography, or cite sources even informally.
Examples Psychological Bulletin, Journal of Marriage and the Family, Harvard Educational Review Prevention, Shape, Reader's Digest