Blog = Academic Journal?


A very, very pathetic situation


I’ve just learned that there’s a professor at a university out in Florida who doesn’t know the difference between a peer-reviewed journal article and a blog post.


(Compare this, for example, with this.)


Such lack of understanding could be quite dangerous for the professor’s career.  An academic job pretty much demands that one be able to distinguish the two.  Can anybody out there explain the difference in very simple terms?  (Feel free to use the “comments” section.  Perhaps the professor will see it.)



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