The main difference between Magazine and Journal is that the Magazine is a publication type and Journal is a written medium
A magazine is a publication, usually a periodical publication, which is printed or electronically published (sometimes referred to as an online magazine). Magazines are generally published on a regular schedule and contain a variety of content. They are generally financed by advertising, by a purchase price, by prepaid subscriptions, or a combination of the three.
At its root, the word “magazine” refers to a collection or storage location. In the case of written publication, it is a collection of written articles. This explains why magazine publications share the word root with gunpowder magazines, artillery magazines, firearms magazines, and, in French, retail stores such as department stores.
A journal (through French from Latin diurnalis, daily) has several related meanings:
a record of events or business; a private journal is usually referred to as a diary
a newspaper or other periodical, in the literal sense of one published each day
many publications issued at stated intervals, such as academic journals (including scientific journals), or the record of the transactions of a society, are often called journals. In academic use, a journal refers to a serious, scholarly publication that is peer-reviewed. A non-scholarly magazine written for an educated audience about an industry or an area of professional activity is usually called a trade magazine.
The word “journalist”, for one whose business is writing for the public press and nowadays also other media, has been in use since the end of the 17th century.
A non-academic periodical publication, generally consisting of sheets of paper folded in half and stapled at the fold.
An ammunition storehouse.
A chamber in a firearm enabling multiple rounds of ammunition to be fed into the firearm.
A reservoir or supply chamber for a stove, battery, camera, typesetting machine, or other apparatus.
A country or district especially rich in natural products.
A city viewed as a marketing center.
A store, or shop, where goods are kept for sale.
A diary or daily record of a person, organization, vessel etc.; daybook.
A newspaper or magazine dealing with a particular subject.
A chronological record of payments.
A chronological record of changes made to a database or other system; along with a backup or image copy that allows recovery after a failure or reinstatement to a previous time; a log.
The part of a shaft or axle that rests on bearings.
To archive or record something.
To insert (a shaft, etc.) in a journal bearing.
a periodical publication containing articles and illustrations, often on a particular subject or aimed at a particular readership
“a women’s weekly magazine”
a regular television or radio programme comprising a variety of topical items
“a religious magazine programme aimed at the ordinary man and woman in the street”
a container or detachable receptacle for holding a supply of cartridges to be fed automatically to the breech of a gun
“he took the machine gun and a spare magazine”
a receptacle for storing and feeding film to a camera, CDs to a compact disc player, etc.
“you can program only the playback sequence of the discs in the magazine, not individual tracks”
a store for arms, ammunition, and explosives for military use.