- Are produced by professional organizations
- Are not peer-reviewed
- Contain articles written by journalists, practitioners, and consultants for the members of a profession
- Communicate news, trends and forecasts, product information, and job opportunities to the profession
- Contain short(er) articles, often in technical language, with no abstracts or citations
- Contain extensive advertising of services and products directly related to the field Are usually published monthly
- Have a glossy "look"
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