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- a daily record of events or business; a private journal is usually referred to as a diary
- a newspaper or other periodical, in the literal sense of one published each day
- many publications issued at stated intervals, such as magazines, or scholarly journals, academic journals, or the record of the transactions of a society, are often called journals. Although journal is sometimes used as a synonym for "magazine", in academic use, a journal refers to a serious, scholarly publication that is peer-reviewed. A non-scholarly magazine written for an educated audience about an industry or an area of professional activity is usually called a professional magazine.
The word "journalist", for one whose business is writing for the public press and nowadays also other media, has been in use since the end of the 17th century.
Open access 
Open-access journals are academic journals that are available to the reader without financial or other barrier other than access to the Internet itself. Some are subsidized, others require payment on behalf of the author. Subsidized journals are financed by an academic institution or a government information center.
Public journal 
Business and accounting 
The term "journal" is also used in business:
- A journal is a book or computer file in which monetary transactions are entered the first time they are processed. This journal lists transactions in chronological sequence by date prior to a transfer of the same transactions to a ledger in the process of bookkeeping
- Narrations or equivalent to a ship's log, as a record of the daily run, such as observations, weather changes, or other events of daily importance