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What is the difference between trade, professional and peer reviewed journals?

Comparison between different types of journals, their form, and intended audiences.

What would I use different types of journals for?

What would I use trade and professional journals for? What would I use peer-reviewed journals for?

For comment on current news, events or issues.

To locate or check factual information.

To find examples from everyday life.

For a discussion of theoretical concepts.

For directions to relevant literature, provided by literature reviews and bibliographies.

To locate writing judged to be of excellent quality - through the process of Peer Review.

For examples of the application of research methodologies.

For reports of the results of original research.

To identify areas of interest or ideas and suggestions for further research.