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Features of popular journals

  • Articles are -
    • about hot topics, current events, public opinion
    • may be written by journalists who lack expertise in the subject area
    • usually brief with little depth to the content
    • contains few or no references
    • do not usually report on results of original research
    • often contain many images
  • Language -
    • may be written in informal or non-technical language
  • Usually published by commercial publishers
  • An editor only may review articles prior to publication
  • Contain numerous advertisements
  • Frequency of publication - daily, weekly, monthly.
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