This entry spells out parallels and differences between print and Web publications. Successful publications depend on appeal, uniqueness, significant content, excellent organization, lucid writing, and immaculate presentation. The initial stages—research, planning, writing, and editing—are essentially the same for print and Web. Layout, production, distribution, and presentation for electronic delivery, whether it is viewed on a computer or on a television screen or printer, involve technologies and design considerations that are very different from a commercially printed journal or magazine.

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Journals are the repository of significant content with high editorial standards and professional layout and presentation. Compared to a magazine, articles are longer and more substantive with more than temporal value. A professional journal offers exemplary research and writing for a specialized audience or discipline such ...

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