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Chicago - Referencing Guide

Journal Articles


This information relates to journal articles from print sources.

For journal articles from electronic sources, please see E-journals.

Arrange information about the source in the format given.

The authors' names are given as they appear on the publication you have used.

Capitalisation practice should be consistent.

Article titles are given maximal capitalisation and are enclosed in quotation marks.

Journal titles and sub-titles are given maximal capitalisation.

Journal titles are italicised when typed or underlined when handwritten.

  The issue number is preceded by no. and the month or season is included in round brackets; if no month or season is given then the no. is omitted and the issue number is given in round brackets.

  The issue number should be included, even if pagination is continuous across the whole volume.


Standard format for citation

Article Author, A. A., and B. B. Article Author. Year. "Title of Article." Title of Journal volume number, no. issue number (Month or Season): inclusive page numbers.


Journal articles

Allison, Gary W. 1999. "The Implications of Experimental Design for Biodiversity Manipulations." American Naturalist 153, no. 1 (January): 26-45.

Hanna, K. 2007. "Adsorption of Aromatic Carboxylate Compounds on the Surface of Synthesized Iron Oxide-coated Sands." Applied Geochemistry 22, no. 9 (September): 2045-2053.

Kerr, Stephen J., Andrea Mant, Fiona E. Horn, Kevin McGeechan, and Geoffrey P. Sayer. 2003. "Lessons From Early Large-scale Adoption of Celecoxib and Rofecoxib by Australian General Practitioners." Medical Journal of Australia 179, no. 8 (October): 403-407.

Zhang, B., J. Cohen, R. Ferrence and J. Rehm. 2006. "The Impact of Tobacco Tax Cuts on Smoking Initiation Among Canadian Young Adults." American Journal of Preventive Medicine 30, no. 6 (June): 474-479.

Journal article: No author

"Who Will Regulate the Veterinary Profession of the Future?" 2004. Veterinary Record 154, no. 15 (April): 450-451.