Answered By: Helen Duffy
Last Updated: 15 Jun 2017     Views: 100

Academic/Scholarly Journal Article

  • Lengthy
  • Reports on or provides original research
  • Written by researchers in the field who are often associated with universities or research centres
  • Includes a bibliography

Professional/Trade Journal Article

  • Shorter in length
  • Often more practical in nature
  • May have authors who are working in the field
  • Usually is reporting about research studies, not providing original research

Magazine article

  • Usually written by journalists
  • Often glossy with pictures
  • Does not include a bibliography

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