Answered By: Denise R. Gehring, MSLIS, MA
Last Updated: Jun 21, 2023     Views: 6

Scholarly publications are written by scholars in a particular field for other scholars in the field.  The most common example is a journal article.

Popular publications are written for a general audience.  The most common examples are magazine and newspaper articles.

For more information on the characteristics of popular and scholarly publications, watch this short video.