Answered By: Camden County College Library
Last Updated: Feb 24, 2017     Views: 6135

A periodical is a publication that is published in regular intervals - daily, weekly, monthly - for an indefinite period of time.

Magazines, journals,and newspapers are examples of periodicals.

A type of periodical that is particularly relevant for college work is a journal.  Articles that appear in journals are scholarly and are related to a particular subject of academic study.

You may also hear journals referred to as "peer-reviewed." 

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