Answered By: Judith Jablonski
Last Updated: Apr 02, 2017     Views: 384

A trade journal is a periodical that targets a specific industry or trade group.  A trade journal contains industry-specific advertising and, often, will include industry-specific job postings.  Trade journals will typically include news or special feature articles that focus on topics of interest to the readers in a given industry.

NOTE: Some trade journals may be presented in the style of a scientific or scholarly journal with the intent of marketing a product or service under the guise of a being "peer-reviewed" resource.

Trade journals are also called trade magazines or trade rags.  The publication of trade journals is referred to as the trade press.


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