What is the difference between trade and scholarly journals?
Trade journals are publications that are related to the practice of a specific industry. For example, Nations Restaurant News is targeted to audiences who work in that industry or Advertising Age is geared towards marketing professionals. The articles in these publications will speak to the interests of people working in those industries, including best practices, trends, and challenges.
Scholarly journals, on the other hand, are typically peer-reviewed (with a few exceptions, such as Harvard Business Review) and written by experts in their field. They are written for the academic audience, and often reflect primary research, data, analysis, comparisons, etc.