Answered By: Bette Rathe
Last Updated: Jan 08, 2019     Views: 18045

A professional journal is a scholarly journal addressed to a particular professional audience such as doctors, lawyers, teachers, engineers, or accountants and published by a professional organization.  They may contain research articles, reports, and practical articles applicable to the profession.  Professional journals can be a source of research for the profession, such as Reading Teacher. However, professional journals are different from peer-reviewed / scholarly journals. For more information on peer-reviewed / scholarly journals, see "How do I tell if a journal article is peer reviewed?"