Articles are written by journalists and go through a general editorial process
The purpose of articles is to entertain, report news, or summarize information
Usually do not contain a works cited list or bibliography, but may name or refer to sources through the article's text
Examples include: The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Time, etc.
Published biweekly or monthly
Written for those working within a specific field
Articles are usually written by industry/business representatives to inform members of specific trades or professions about events, techniques, and/or professional issues
Articles go through a general editorial process and may contain a bibliography
Examples include: Advertising Age, Publisher's Weekly, This Old House, etc.
Usually published monthly or quarterly, but may also be published at other intervals
Articles are written by researchers and subject experts
Articles are peer reviewed, meaning that the methodology, content, and conclusions are reviewed by other scholars/experts in the field before publication. The goal of peer review is to ensure high academic quality.
Scholarly articles are the primary means of communication between researchers to report the most recent research and findings in an academic field
References are usually provided
Published by university presses or professional organizations
Examples include: The New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, Harvard Business Review