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Chicago style guide: Journal

Chicago Style Guide

An article from a scholarly journal

Is your source a magazine, or a journal? A magazine article is intended to be read by a general audience, may be less authoritative, and probably does not have footnotes or an extensive bibliography. A scholarly journal uses language specific to the topic, has fewer graphical elements and advertisments, and is well referenced with notes and a bibliography. Journal articles are generally reviewed for accuracy by subject experts - this is known as "peer review." Click here for magazine citation examples.
 
A print journal article with one author
Note

1. James J. Cramer, "James J. Cramer Waves Goodbye," Lapham's Quarterly 1, no. 2 (2008): 159.

Bibliography

Cramer, James J. "James J. Cramer Waves Goodbye." Lapham's Quarterly 1, no. 2 (2008): 159 - 160.

  Include the volume and issue number if available. Do not use Vol. - the example above illustrates the correct way to cite volume 1, issue number 2. The note should indicate only the page that is being referenced; the bibliography should include the first and last pages of the entire article.
 
A print journal article with more than one author
Note

2. Robin Downey and Rose Geransar, "Stem Cell Research, Publics' and Stakeholder Views," Health Law Review 16, no. 2 (Spring 2008): 72.

Bibliography

Downey, Robin, and Rose Geransar. "Stem Cell Research, Publics' and Stakeholder Views." Health Law Review 16, no. 2 (Spring 2008): 69 - 86.

  If an article has more than three authors you may choose to include only the first author followed by et al. which means "and all the others." Be sure to list authors in the order they appear in the article.
 
A print journal article found in a subscription database
Note

3. Jeffrey Cohn, "How Wild Wolves Became Domestic Dogs," Bioscience 47, no. 11 (December 1997): 726, JSTOR.

Bibliography

Cohn, Jeffrey. "How Wild Wolves Became Domestic Dogs." Bioscience 47, no. 11 (December 1997): 725-728. JSTOR.

  If your teacher requires it, include the name of the database you used and the date of access. Do not use "vol" -  the example above is from volume 47 number 11.
 
An article from a journal that is only published online
Note

4. Barry R. McCaffrey, "Afghanistan: We Cannot Allow Ourselves to Fail," American Diplomacy, July 30, 2008, http://www.unc.edu/depts/diplomat/item/2008/0709/comm/mccaffery_afghanistan.html.

Bibliography

McCaffrey, Barry R. "Afghanistan: We Cannot Allow Ourselves to Fail." American Diplomacy, July 30, 2008. http://www.unc.edu/depts/diplomat/item/20080709/comm/mccaffery_afghanistan.html.

 

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