Scholarly journal articles are very different from magazine or newspaper articles.
|Purpose||to entertain, inform, sell, or present a point of view||to report on research or other scholarly work|
|Format||many pictures, advertisements||graphs, statistics, charts (very few ads)|
|Style||concise, sensational writing style||lengthy, technical terminology|
|Author||probably a paid journalist or freelancer with no specific qualifications in the subject of the article, sometimes anonymously published||an expert on the topic of the article. will include the name, position, and institution|
|Editors||staff editor, probably another journalist||other experts working in the same field|
|References||no footnotes or bibliography||sources always cited. extensive list|
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