Popular/General Interest Magazine
Longer articles, providing in-depth analysis of topics
Long or short, depending on intended audience
Shorter articles with broad overviews of topics
Publish original research in a field.
Published through the government, organizations, institutes, and interest groups. Often original research.
Published to inform, entertain, or persuade.
Bibliography provided to document research
Bibliographies usually provided
Possibly a “suggested reading” list, usually no bibliography
Authors are usually experts or specialists in the field. Names and credentials are always provided
Authors are often journalists or staff writers. No credentials are provided
Articles are reviewed and evaluated by experts in the field (refereed)
Articles are often written by experts, but are mostly not peer-reviewed. In some cases, e.g. federal agencies, they may have internal peer-review.
Articles are not evaluated by experts in the field, but by editors on staff