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||Lots of advertisements
||Colorful; many photos; glossy pages
||Plain; black-and-white text; charts and graphs
||Written for a general audience; audience may depend on the subject of the magazine (cars, music, gardening, etc.)
||Written for experts in a specific field, such as psychology, criminal justice, etc.
||Articles are written by a journalist
||Articles are written by experts in that field
||Short articles on popular subjects. Vocabulary will be easy to understand.
||Longer articles that often contain original research, experiments or studies. Vocabulary might be more difficult to understand, since it is specific to that field
||Articles are edited by a general magazine editor, someone who often has a background in journalism.
||Articles are edited by other experts, or peers, in that field. (These articles may be called "peer-reviewed" for this reason.)
||Cheap. Issues might cost between $3-5, with a year's subscription around $20.
||Expensive. A year's subscription might cost between $100-1,000!
||There is usually no list of references/works cited at the end of the articles.
||There will always be a list of references that the authors used when writing their article.