Answered By: Lora Cowell
Last Updated: May 01, 2015     Views: 6

Most magazines are intended for the general public, though some are aimed as specific interest groups.  The purpose of magazines is to inform or entertain the reader.  Magazine journals, focus on a field of academic study (and the related research).  Getting published in journals is generally much more difficult, as they use a process called "peer review" to insure a high quality of information.  You can learn how to tell the difference between the two (even when it's NOT in the title) with our guide

Scholarly Journals vs. Popular Magazines
Understanding How Intended Audience Can Impact Information.

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