|Can always tell who wrote it; author is an expert in the field with available credentials
|Name or credentials may not be provided; has little to no expertise on the subject
|Written in jargon for other professionals in the field to understand
|Written in non-technical language anyone can understand
|Reviewed by a board of experts (Peer Review)
|Reviewed not by experts in the field, but by a staff editor
|Sources are referenced with in-text citations and a bibliography
|References to outside sources are rare and do not include a bibliography
|Longer articles with in-depth analysis, generally at least five pages long
|Shorter articles with a broader topic focus
|Clear sections like an abstract, literature review, methodology, results, conclusion, and bibliography. May include illustrations that directly support the text like a table or graph.
|Does not follow any particular structure. Images may be glossy color photographs or include advertisements.