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Behavioral Sciences

Guide to resources in psychology, sociology, and early childhood education

Taxonomy of periodicals

Taxonomy of Periodicals

 

Peer Reviewed Scholarly Refereed Juried

Affiliated with an association,

society, or corporate body

Uses specialized or technical vocabulary

Usually multiple authors

Lengthy articles

Few advertisements

Somewhat narrow audience

Read by researchers and scholars

Articles reviewed before publication

Page numbers consecutive throughout the year

Not found on grocery/drug

store magazine rack

Titles usually begin with Journal, Studies, Reviews, Proceedings, Society, Annals

Examples:

Journal of Pediatrics Annals of Internal Medicine Proceedings of the IEEE

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

 

Consumer Popular

Not affiliated with any association, society, or corporate body

Uses every day, sensationalist, or journalistic language

Usually single authors

Short articles

Many colored advertisements

Very broad audience

Read by general public

Articles printed at discretion of editor: could be biased

Each new issue begins with page 1

Commonly found in grocery/drug store magazine rack

Popular Titles

Examples:

Time Newsweek People Rolling Stone Vogue

 

Trade

Distributed by specific industry

Uses jargon or technical terminology

Usually single authors

Short articles

Advertisements specific to interests in the trade

Very narrow audience

Read only by those in field or industry

Articles pertain to particular industry or field

Each new issue begins with page 1 Not found on grocery/drug store magazine rack

Titles usually depict the industry or field that they serve.

Examples:

Broadcasting & Cable

Info World Nation’s Restaurant News Advertising Age