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What's the difference between a periodical, a journal, and a magazine?
What difference does it make, which one I should use?
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Periodicals are that publication which comes regularly or occasionally.like sport illustrate ,almanac etc
Journals:-In the journals ,all articles are written by the expert in technical language .
Magazines:-Magazines are including the general public news.For example -Times ,Outlook, Aajtak, India Today.
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periodicals are published periodically like weekly mothly fortnightly etc,.here period is fixed. magazines are also included in periodicals.
journals are concerned with one subject and the articles are published by experts,.like Indian management journal financial management or it may be on Library science.
magazines are light reading like articles on current issues.it includes news, entertainment.