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|Intended for scholars, professionals and others with specialized knowledge of the subject. |
||Written by a journalist or layperson without significant academic or professional credentials in the field.
||Written by an acknowledged or recognized expert in the field, such as an academic scholar or prominent professional.|
||Consists of general interest items, hot topics, opinions, current news or events, or introductory or overview information.
||Consists of research reports, comprehensive and detailed treatments of a specific area of study, or critical reviews. |
||Uses basic language that the average person understands.
||Uses jargon (terminology specific to the field) that only experts and scholars will fully understand.|
||Published by a trade publisher for mass market sales.
||Published by a scholarly or academic press for a limited interest market such as libraries and specialists in the field.|
||Written to inform the public about a topic of interest to everyone.
||Written to share the results of new research or to inform other experts of a new discovery or theory.|