Scholarly publications are journals that print articles written by experts in a field for other experts. Scholarly journals are published to share original data, research, or ideas within a field of study. Articles in scholarly journals are reviewed and accepted by other experts in the same field, or peers. They are also known as academic, peer reviewed, or refereed sources.
Trade publications are written by professionals for professionals, but may not be peer-reviewed. Trade publications inform and share info about news, trends, technologies, best practices, and products within an industry or profession.