Articles

Scholarly versus Popular Articles - What’s the difference?

 
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Written For

Students, scholars & professionals
General public

Appearance

Mostly black & white, text, lengthy articles with bibliographies
Short articles with lots of advertising, color and no bibliographies

Content

Written for a specialized audience in terminology not easily understood to the general public. Researched articles
Articles on current events and timely topics written in easily understood language for the general public

Author(s)

Authored by specialists, academics and researchers; peer-reviewed
Written by freelance writers & staff; checked by editors

Examples

Science; Journal of Athletic Training; Journal of Latin American Studies
Time; Men’s Health; Rollingstone