Scholarly journals are made up of many scholarly articles.
Examples of Scholarly Journals
Magazines and newspapers are considered non-scholarly periodicals. They are written to entertain the public and are produced at a much faster rate than academic journals.
Examples of Substantive News or General Interest Periodicals
Popular periodicals are published in many formats. They tend to be slick with lots of graphics including photographs, and drawings.
The primary purpose of popular periodicals is entertainment, selling products, and/or promotion of a particular viewpoint.
Examples of Popular Periodicals
Adapted from the Wallace Library, Rochester Institute of Technology