This glossary should help with some of the most frequently used terminology.
1) The terms periodical, journal, serial and magazine have slightly different definitions, but they are often used interchangeably. These are works that come out on a regular basis (weekly, quarterly, monthly, annually) and contain articles written by various authors.
2) The terms scholarly, peer-reviewed, academic, and refereed have slightly different definitions but they are often used interchangeably.
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