I can read the semantic meaning of conference and journal papers, even the details regarding their general structures: Journal are longer than conference, conferences are easier to get accepted but study is less deep, Journal is a gathering of several small discovers (brought by several conferences?).
But this is not always the case, right? sometimes conference papers extend quite a bit to 14 - 16 pages, and I have read journal papers of 10 to 12 pages normally. Is there a way to systematically recognize by simple quick reading whether a paper is a Journal or a Conference?
I'm new on research, I have been recommended IEEE Explorer, ScienceDirect and researchgate, I know they have option to search for journal or conference, but when a labmate delivers to you a bulk of papers to be analyzed I'd like to be able to differentiate between them.