Magazines and news articles are written by journalists and other writers who are reporting news, ideas or opinions. These sources tend to have illustrations, color, and may have a bias or specific point of view. They are written in language aimed at the general public.
The peer review process is the widely used method in academic publishing to assess the quality of original research articles submitted to journals.
Before publication, articles are reviewed by a group of experts in the subject (essentially peers of the author). They review the validity of the research methods used in the study, the results, and possibly suggest revisions before the article is accepted for publication.
Peer-reviewed articles tend to be written in a formal tone with advanced readers in mind and studies often have the following sections: