Journals are ongoing publications also known as serials or periodicals.
Journals allow researchers and scholars to report their findings and ideas. Theories and ideas circulating in contemporary visual culture will be discussed in journal articles. Journal articles are therefore usually considered 'academic' or 'scholarly' sources.
Some journals are peer-reviewed or 'refereed'. Articles in these journals have been evaluated by specialists or experts within academia and / or industry.
Journal articles often start with an 'abstract' - a brief summary of the article.
Many journals are available through Monash in electronic format, and some of these also have print copies in the Library. There are other journals which are only available in print - browse the shelves on Level 4 of the Caulfield Library's journal section.
A selection of key journals and magazines in this subject area, both Australian and international, is provided below. All of these journals are available electronically, some may also be available in print.