Scholarly and Professional
Readership: other scholars & students in the field or the profession
Purpose: to inform, promote discussion, and/or report on original research or experimentation.
Readership: general public.
Articles are written by a scholar or researcher in the field.
Author may or may not be named; articles written by editorial staff or professional writers.
Always cite their sources. There is usually a summary or abstract at the beginning of the article and the credentials of the author.
Rarely cite sources.
Peer reviewed: articles are reviewed by scholars or researchers, in addition to the editor of the journal, before being published.
Not peer reviewed.
Language used is that of the discipline; requires prior knowledge.
Language is geared for a general audience; understandable for most readers.