Q. What's the difference between a magazine and a journal?
A magazine is what you've seen for sale in a store or on display at your local public library. Time, Life, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, People -- all these are examples of magazines. They feature glossy pictures, advertisements, and articles that are usually not very long. Magazine articles are typically authored by one person and focus on a person, place, or thing.
Journals, on the other hand, emphasize text. Charts and graphs help to illustrate that text. There are no glossy pictures, and very few advertisements. The articles are usually long and often written by multiple authors. The focus is often on an idea or research, such as the detailed findings of a study.
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