Journal of American History
Journals can be easy to recognize if they have the word "Journal" in the title. (Journal of American Dental Association)
"Journal" is often used in the title of scholarly journals, but be careful. Sometimes the title has "Journal" but the periodical
is NOT scholarly. (Ladies Home Journal)
Journals are usually quarterly (winter, spring, summer, fall) or monthly basis.
Long, in-depth articles cover case studies, report research, and contain bibliography.
Journals are geared toward scholars, researchers, or professionals.
Journals contain few advertisements or photographs.
Journals are often sponsored by an academic or professional organization.