Answered By: Priscilla Coulter
Last Updated: Mar 03, 2017     Views: 31362

Good question.  You've probably noticed that journals don't always have the word "journal" in their titles.  It helps if you're familiar with the basic format for an article citation. Each of the citation styles used at APUS are listed below, with an example of how the parts of a journal article citation should be ordered. 

Notice that, in every style, the journal title is listed after the article title. Citations for magazine and newspaper articles are the same in this regard (that is, the periodical title will be the second title that you see).


Author, J. A. & Author, J. B. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number (issue number), page numbers.


Joe. A. Author & Julie B. Author, Title of Article, volume number, Journal Title Abbreviation.  First page of the article (Year).


Author, Joe A., and Julie B. Author. "Title of Article."  Title of Journal volume number, issue number (Year):  page numbers.


Author, Joe A., and Julie B. Author.  "Title of Article."  Title of Journal  volume number.issue number (Year):  page numbers.  Publication format (web, print, etc.). 

Do you need to track down the full text of an article?  You'll use the periodical title to do it.  Click here to see how!


Need more help with citations?  Click here.

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