A journal is a regularly maintained record of a business, place, or events. The word 'journalist' means literally someone who regularly contributes to a journal. (The word 'jour' in French meaning day, also meant the type and frequency of contributions made to journals, 'daily'. Journals are a range of forms of information, from newspapers and magazines to actual personal 'journals', which were originally a form of diary, a story of life's journey. Journals were the basis of biographies in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Examples of Journal:
Journal of Economic Literature |
Public journals: Records of government business, like Hansard.