journals Definition

  • 1a daily record of news and events of a personal nature; a diary.
  • 2a newspaper or magazine dealing with a particular subject or professional activity.
  • 3a periodical scientific or academic publication

Using journals: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "journals" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She kept a journal of her travels.

  • Example

    The Journal of Medicine is a well-known publication in the medical field.

  • Example

    He writes for a scientific journal.

  • Example

    I read an article about climate change in a journal yesterday.

journals Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for journals

Phrases with journals

  • an individual item written in a journal


    She made a journal entry about her experience at the museum.

  • journal club

    a group of individuals who meet regularly to critically evaluate recent articles in scientific journals


    The research team has a weekly journal club to discuss new findings in their field.

  • the act of keeping a journal or diary


    Journal writing can be a therapeutic practice for many people.

Origins of journals

from Old French 'jornel', meaning 'daily'


Summary: journals in Brief

A 'journal' [ˈdʒɜːrnəlz] can refer to a personal diary, a publication that deals with a specific subject or professional activity, or a scientific or academic periodical. Examples include 'The Journal of Medicine' and 'The New York Times.' Phrases like 'journal entry' and 'journal writing' denote individual items or the act of keeping a journal.