both are periodicals, journals and magazines are quite different
in purpose and character. Magazine articles
generally report events and discuss
subjects of current interest.
and interpret events and issues which,
in many cases, are no
longer current. A
journal article is expected to break new ground with new findings
about a subject or a new way of thinking about it.
your cursor over the periodical covers below for further differences
between the two. Note that journals don't always have the word
journal in their name.
papers almost always require journals rather than magazines
as sources. Papers on sports or popular culture would be exceptions.