The Journal [ ʒʊrna ː l] (French journal [ ʒuʀnal ] = newspaper, diary) is a journalistic product.

It differs from a magazine originally in that it is produced daily and usually contains the latest content. In the Anglo- American usage are journal and magazine, despite the different basic meaning, often used interchangeably. This usage has spread also in the German-speaking countries, so that monthlies are often called journals. Contents has to understand that a journal provides predominantly to-date information.