Scholarly Journals
Popular Magazines
Articles always have bibliographies and end/footnotes. Articles lack bibliographies or references.
Authors are always named, and institutional affiliation is given. Authors may be anonymous.
Articles may be peer-reviewed or refereed. Articles are not peer-reviewed.
Journal title may include terms such as "review," or "bulletin." Journal title lacks such terms.
Journal cover and pages tend to be plain in design. Journal tends to include advertisements, graphics, color photos, etc.
Issues tend to be successively numbered. Each issue tends to begin with page 1
Articles tend to be longer. Articles tend to be shorter, some only 1-2 pages.
Issues usually published less often (quarterly, semi-annually). Issues usually published more frequently (monthly, weekly).