This article describes how to use general journal templates in Dynamics AX 2012. There are several options avaiable in Dynamics AX to help you to record journal lines. You can choose the one that is the more suitable to your needs.
The options are: Voucher template, Allocation rules, Periodic journal and Accrual Schema.
This article describes how to setup and use periodic journal in Dynamics AX 2012. Periodic journals are sometimes called recurring journals because the amount, text, and other information are repeated each time that the journal is posted. When you create the journal, you can specify the period interval for the recurrence, such as days or months.