Articles are those that are available plenty these days on the internet. The articles are written by everybody these days and those articles are found to have different types these days. There are scholarly articles that are very informative down to the last number while there are just popular articles that give you information but are not as exhaustive as the scholarly ones. The popular articles can be identified in many ways.
The popular articles are pretty much based on the current topics and are more likely to find a place in magazines and newspapers. They are based on news stories and also magazines. It is important to differentiate between scholarly articles and popular press articles. The problem with that while the scholarly articles are very informative, they present only information to the people with the least interest in the subject, or sometimes have no idea about the subject and the methodology discussed. They are made for by the popular articles that give in the information that is only required by the reader. Even on the internet the website owners have recognized this trend and have started to supply only intended information in the form of popular articles.
In general, articles obtained from the scholarly press are viewed as the ones with more authority on the subject. They are a result of more painstaking research and documentation. Popular articles on the other hand are written by anyone to fulfill the needs of the target audience. They are published more quickly as they are seldom verified.
And offer a less authoritative point of view. There are however points to be noted that both types of articles are visual and content-oriented. It is also important in the context of the articles viewed over the internet that the distinction is made to understand the difference in point of view.
The difference in the types of articles is that popular articles do not have any references and certainly do not follow any specific structure. They are prone to mistakes in the statistics presented and also sometimes in the facts listed. The popular articles are not verified by academics or experts in the field. Popular articles are based on the searches made by the users and also on the keywords searched. The keywords have an important bearing on the popular articles as they present the key to catering those articles to the users searching for them. The popular articles are generally to be found on news websites and also sites that cater to specific issues like sports, the environment, and others.