Scholarly and Professional
Purpose is to inform and to report on original research or experimentation.
Aimed for the general public.
Articles are written by a scholar or researcher in the field.
Author may or may not be named; articles are 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 before being published.
Not peer reviewed.
Language used is that of the discipline; requires prior knowledge.
Language is geared for a general audience and is understandable for most readers.