A journal (through French from Latin diurnalis, daily) has several related meanings:
- a daily record of events or business; a private journal is usually referred to as a diary
- a newspaper or other periodical, in the literal sense of one published each day
- many publications issued at stated intervals, such as magazines, or scholarly journals, academic journals, or the record of the transactions of a society, are often called journals. Although journal is sometimes used as a synonym for "magazine", in academic use, a journal refers to a serious, scholarly publication that is peer-reviewed. A non-scholarly magazine written for an educated audience about an industry or an area of professional activity is usually called a professional magazine.
The word "journalist", for one whose business is writing for the public press and nowadays also other media, has been in use since the end of the 17th century.
Other articles related to "journal":
... The term "journal" is also used in business A journal is a book or computer file in which monetary transactions are entered the first time they are processed ... This journal lists transactions in chronological sequence by date prior to a transfer of the same transactions to a ledger in the process of bookkeeping ...
... Scapes is the annual journal of the Department of Architecture, Interior Design and Lighting ... Edited by Joanna Merwood and student interns, the journal focuses on global, metropolitan, and departmental perspectives on architecture ... The Journal of Design and Management explores and documents collaborative work on the borders of management and design ...
... The Journal of Mundane Behavior is a scholarly sociology journal devoted to everyday behavior and experiences ... From the webpage "Journal of Mundane Behavior, co-hosted by the Department of Sociology/Anthropology at Millersville University and the Department of Sociology and the College of Humanities and Social ...
... International Journal of Medical Sciences (IJMS) is an Open Access medical journal published by Ivyspring International Publisher ... The scope of the journal covers various areas of basic medical sciences, clinical and experimental research related to the studies of human diseases ...
... bi-weekly student newspaper Grub Street Literary and Arts Magazine Journal of Philosophical Ideas - The Philosophy Forum's Undergraduate Journal The Prelaw Society Journal Journal of Historical Studies ...
Famous quotes containing the word journal:
“The writer in me can look as far as an African-American woman and stop. Often that writer looks through the African-American woman. Race is a layer of being, but not a culmination.”
—Thylias Moss, African American poet. As quoted in the Wall Street Journal (May 12, 1994)
“Unfortunately, many things have been omitted which should have been recorded in our journal; for though we made it a rule to set down all our experiences therein, yet such a resolution is very hard to keep, for the important experience rarely allows us to remember such obligations, and so indifferent things get recorded, while that is frequently neglected. It is not easy to write in a journal what interests us at any time, because to write it is not what interests us.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“What the Journal posits is not the tragic question, the Madmans question: Who am I?, but the comic question, the Bewildered Mans question: Am I? A comica comedian, thats what the Journal keeper is.”
—Roland Barthes (19151980)