Examples of trade journals include Dental Assistant, Physical Therapy, Nutrition Today.

Articles are written by professionals in the field, or by journalists working for a publisher. Credentials are sometimes provided.

Trade journals report on industry trends, new products or techniques, and organizational news. Articles may include a bibliography.

Articles are written for professionals including terms and vocabulary specific to the field.

Trade journals are published on glossy paper and include advertisements.

Trade journals are typically published by professional or trade associations.

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