Features

Magazines

Journals 

Audience
The general publicExperts in a particular field
Style
Written for the average readerwritten for experts using professional jargon
Editing
Edited by magazine staffOften peer-reviewed (articles are reviewed by a panel of experts in the field)
Contents
Reports on current events and general interest itemsUsually presents original research in a specialized field
Coverage
Articles are usually short, giving an overview of a topicFocus of articles is usually narrow and in-depth
Authors
Journalists, laypersons, sometimes no author givenExperts in the field; author credentials given
Sources
Sources are not usually citedSources always cited, bibliographies given
Appearance
Glossy and colorful, lots of graphics and photographs     Serious looking; often have charts and graphs but few photographs
Ads
Lots of ads, often in colorFew ads, if any
Examples
Time, Newsweek, Ebony, Business Week, FortuneClinical Nursing Research, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Social Work