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City & Regional Planning: Scholarly Journals|Trade Magazines

Supporting the City & Regional Planning graduate program in the Department of Planning, Development and Preservation

What are Scholarly Journals?

Characteristics of scholarly journals:

  • written by and for researchers and professionals 
  • contain research projects, methodology, and/or theory  
  • generally subject to peer review 
  • generally have extensive bibliographies 

Scholarly Journals

What are Trade Magazines?

  • Published for, and read by, members of a particular trade or profession. 
  • Provide news and information about projects, fresh ideas, and changing circumstances in the profession.   
  • Contain advertisements -- and job ads!
  • Many available online. 

Trade Magazines for Planners

[Based on a LibGuide by Leanne Hindmarch, formerly of CalPoly University]