About trade magazines
Trade magazines (also called trade journals) are specific to a certain trade, industry, or career path. They contain information about current news, trends, developments and best practices in that industry / field.
Trade magazines are geared toward people in a specific profession.
Members of the profession, and scholars
- Trade magazines tend to have lots of color photographs and images
- Most articles have authors listed
- Articles may not include references to their information sources
- Often contain advertisements
Usually published by a professional organization or commercial publisher
Trade magazines are usually published either:
- Every week
- Every month
- A few times a year