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A journal, from the Old French "journal" (meaning "daily"), can refer to several things. In its original meaning, it refers to a daily record of activities, but the term has evolved to mean any record of activities, regardless of time elapsed between entries, such as a

  • Diary, a record with reporting on what has happened over the course of a day or other period
  • Daybook, also known as general journal, a daily record of financial transactions
  • Logbook, a record of events important to the operation of a vehicle, facility, or otherwise
  • Transaction journal, a chronological record of data processing

In publishing, it can also refer to various periodicals or serials:

  • Academic journal, a generic term referring to academic and scholarly periodicals in general
  • Magazine, a generic catch-all term referring to non-academic or scholarly periodicals in general
  • Newspaper, a periodical covering general news and current events in politics, business, sports and art
    • Gazette, a type of newspaper, often a newspaper of record
    • Government gazette, a government newspaper which publishes public or legal notices

Journal may also refer to:

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