Document that presents research work to the world. Formal document – conforms to style and structure guidelines. Published in credible domain or forum i.e. conference or journal.
Academic conference papers and presentations represent current position – point research has reached. Not usually completed work but tentative conclusions are drawn based on results obtained so far, Level of review not necessarily as high as journal.
Need to find suitable academic journal or conference covering topic we are discussing. Both issue calls for papers and list topics they are interested in. Some focused, others have a broader range of topics. Best way to find publishers is to review list of who published papers in literature review.