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Kinesiology and Sports Science: Types of Periodicals and Knowing the Difference

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Types of Periodicals

Each issue of a periodical -- whether it's a magazine, journal, or newspaper -- typically contains several articles.  However there are major differences between various types of periodicals, as the matrix below illustrates.

  • Magazines and Newspapers
    • current news coverage
    • entertainment content
  • Scholarly/Peer Review Journals
    • original research in a specific subject area
    • highly regarded sources because they are reviewed by other subject experts before being published
  • Trade Publications
    • news coverage relevant to a specific profession or industry

Matrix of Periodical Types