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A subject guide for the Department of Philosophy

Types of periodical publications

Academic (or scholarly) journals are used to disseminate scholarly information that relates to a particular academic discipline. They are aimed at researchers and are often peer-reviewed, which means that articles are evaluated by experts in the field to ensure the information in them is accurate. An example of an academic journal is the Journal of Philosophy.

Magazines are aimed at a more general audience than academic journals and can include opinions and news items too. An example of a magazine is the London Review of Books.

Newspapers are published on a daily or weekly basis, the focus of these is on news items. An example of a newspaper is The Guardian

Key bibliographies in Philosophy

If you need to go beyond what UCL holds and conduct a more comprehensive search of what has been published, use these key bibliographies: