Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

REL 4343 Saints, Sages, and Social Reformers: Periodicals


Image of PowerPoint slide. Title: What is a periodical? Slide contains an emoticon character that is thinking hard.
Image of PowerPoint slide. Title: Answer. A periodical is something that is published periodically. This includes magazines, journals, and newspapers.
Image of PowerPoint slide. Title: Magazines. What: Publication written for the general public on popular-interest issues, news magazines, etcetera. Not peer reviewed but are edited. Identifying features: glossy pictures, brief stories (less than 3 to 4 pages), celebrities, written for general audience, many advertisements, terminology used for general audience. Example: National Geographic
Image of PowerPoint slide. Title: Scholarly/Peer Reviewed Journals. What: Article written for professionals and scholars in a specific field. Peer reviewed. Identifying features: Long (more than 5 or 6 pages), lack of images, contains charts and diagrams, long bibliography, many authors, authors’ credentials listed, purpose of article is to report results of research. A peer-reviewed article is an article that is published in a journal where scholars (also known as peers) in the same field that the journal is about review the article before publication. Example: Journal of Asian Studies
Image of PowerPoint slide. Title: Why use them? Peer review is a well-accepted indicator of quality scholarship. This means that articles accepted for publication through a peer review process implicitly meet the discipline’s expected standard of expertise.