What is a journal and a journal article?
What is a journal?
- Journals are also known as serials or periodicals
- Journals are published by academic institutions, organisations and commercial publishers on a regular basis
- Some are published weekly, most are published monthly or bi-monthly, others quarterly or even just once a year
What is a journal article?
If you think of a journal as a 'book', then a journal article is a 'chapter' within that book.
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Why are journals useful sources of information ?