The terms Academic, Scholarly or Peer Reviewed are frequently used interchangably. In nearly all cases they mean the same thing. They are used to indicated a scholarly (adheres to a common 4-6 part format to report research findings) article that has been peer reviewed (by others with knowledge of research in the field) that appears in an academic or research publication (few or no advertisements).
Characteristics of a Scholarly Resource:
Trade Publications ( or sometimes referred to as Trade Magazines ) are publications intended for people working in a specific industry.
There are trade publications for nearly every business type, industry segment or not-for-profit that you could imagine.
Trade publications typically have many of the following characteristics:
Examples of Trade Publications:
Caterer & Hotelkeeper
A weekly publication intended for the catering and hotel & restaurant industry in the United Kingdom.
Fuel Oil News
Covering all aspects of the fuel-oil industry, including technical articles, news, and directory of suppliers to the industry and relevant associations.
Monthly publication for programmers, software developers and marketers covering critical aspects of game development.
A monthly publication intended for managers, executives and engineers on large, regional and short line railroads in North America. Also covers some light rail and transit news.
WWD : Women's Wear Daily
Covering the business, fashion trends, retailing developments and ready-to-wear news for retailers and manufacturers of women's apparel, accessories, fibers and textiles (inclusive of shoes).
Magazines are typically available from places like Barnes & Nobles, Quick Marts, Check-out lanes, etc.
Newspapers are considered "popular" publications.
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