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Academic Journals focus on a specific disciplines or field of study and are written by scholars within that field. They go through a peer review process which means that other scholars in the field review the article before it is published. They are usually long and go more in depth. Unlike newspapers and magazines, journals are intended for an academic or technical audience, not general readers.
Magazine Articles are written by non-specialists intended for general readers. These articles are reviewed by an editor but not by a panel of experts. They may or may not mention sources in the text and usually contain extensive advertising, lavish phots and a colorful cover to market the magazine. Examples: People, Time, Newsweek, Vogue, National Geographic, The New Yorker