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- Audience - scholars in academic field
- Readers have some understanding of the subject
- Articles are refereed: must contribute to the existing body of knowledge in the field
- Authors experts in the field
- Generally no advertising, not a profit making enterprise
- Generally few, if any pictures
- Distributed mostly by subscription
What is a "Refereed" (Peer-Reviewed) article?
Refereed, or peer-reviewed articles are ones which are reviewed by a board of editors who are expert in a given field.These readers/editors determine if the material submitted for publication adds something significant to a body of knowledge that already exists. Refereed (or peer-reviewed) materials are important to the research and the literature of most academic fields; they assure readers that the information conveyed is reliable and timely.
The term "scholarly materials" is often used to describe refereed (or peer-reviewed) materials. However,the term is not exclusive to refereed material. While non-refereed materials may not by scrutinized as intensely as refereed materials, they can still be considered scholarly (or academic)!
- Audience is general public
- No previous knowledge is required
- Articles must help sell the magazine
- Authors are not necessarily experts
- Carries lots of advertising, probably more than editorial content
- Lots of glossy pictures
- For sale at newsstands