How to cite a Journal

Step 1: Formatting the Author's name

  • Place the name of the Author in a reversed order. (Last name, First name) Remember to write the complete first name and not the initials only. If you are to add middle initials or any suffixes such as Jr. and Sr. or roman numerals, add these after the first name and separated it with a comma. End the cited name with a period.

  • —Example:Howard, Ferdinand.
    Howard, Ferdinand, Jr.
  • If the journal is written by more than one writer, place the name of each writer one after the other using the Chicago style of formatting names as instructed above and separate each one with a comma. The last name in the series of entries will be separated with "and."

  • —Example: Howard, Ferdinand, Lee, Robert and Percival Harold.

Step 2: Formatting the title of your source

  • When placing full article titles, it should always follow after a period after the author's name and should always be inside quotation marks. Do not italicize the article title. Next place the name of the journal which should be italicized. Place a comma after the magazine name and place the date of publication in this format - month, day and year. Add the volume number after the name of the journal and lastly, place the page number after the date separating it with a colon and ending the citation with a period.

  • —Example: Howard, Ferdinand. "Atlas attempts world carrying record."Olympian records12 (February 2, 2003): 72-91.

  • If the article was published online or was accessed through a website, add the website address and place the word "accessed" and the finally the date when you have accessed the website. This is also done when the article is accessed through a database; place the URL of the database you have accessed and the date when you have accessed the file.

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