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REL 4343 Saints, Sages, and Social Reformers: Periodicals

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 Not peer reviewed but are edited.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.