How do I get journals? I think I clicked too fast through that part of the tutorial.
You get Journals (records in ST RPG) by doing sucessful trades or acts. Say if you are a merchant and you make a good profit then you might get a journal out of it where you can sell later on your trade route (if you followed the tutorial then you will know and exploit this trade route and then move on and make your own) You can sell journals for the best profit at a Navel port which is part of your starting trade route.
If you were a smuggler then you would get journals off trading contraband successfully.
It is different for differnent classes. When you spot yourself getting journals after differnent acts then you will be able to see how it works.
Journals, if you have a pirating mind, can also be stolen from some ships you attack. I notice that almost all ships (smuggler, merchant, warship, etc.) Has a chance to carry the journals (including maps). Side note incase neither of anyone here knows, maps and journals don't consume space in the hold. Meaning you can carry a million of those at the same time.