Southeast Missouri State University

Periodicals

Below are the two versions of the most common periodical used by students: an article retrieved from an online database.  Articles in an online database can be cited one of two ways depending on if they have a digital object identifier (DOI) or not.  DOIs are unique to each article and can usually be found with the rest of the reference information.  Not all articles have a DOI, but if it does always choose that over the URL. 

Article from a Database with a DOI:

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, xx(x), pp–pp. doi:xx.xxxxxxxx

Ferraiolo, K. (2013, May). Is state gambling policy ‘morality policy’? Framing debates over state lotteries. Policy Studies Journal, 41(2), 217-242. doi:10.1111/psj.12015

Article from a Database without a DOI:

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, xx(x), pp–pp. Retrieved from http://completeURL.com

Aubry, T., Sylvester, J., & Ecker, J. (2010, May). Community psychology training in Canada in the new millennium. Canadian Psychology, 51(2), 89–95. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/506639373?accountid=38003

  • Journal Article by a Single Author

Chase, K. R. (2009). Constructing ethics through rhetoric: Isocrates and piety. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 95(3), 239–262.

  • Journal Article, Two to Seven Authors

McTyre, E., Scott, J., & Chinnaiyan, P. (2013). Whole brain radiotherapy for brain metastasis. Surgical Neurology International, 4(5), S236–S244.

  • Journal Article, Eight or More Authors
    The first six authors are given, followed by an ellipsis, and then the final author.  All other authors are omitted.

Krawczyk, D. C., de la Plata, C. M., Schauer, G. F., Vas, A. K., Keebler, M., Tuthill, S., . . . Chapman, S. B. (2013). Evaluating the effectiveness of reasoning training in military and civilian chronic traumatic brain injury patients: study protocol. Trials, 14(1), 1–11.

  • Journal Article Retrieved Online with DOI

Ferraiolo, K. (2013, May). Is state gambling policy ‘morality policy’? Framing debates over state lotteries. Policy Studies Journal, 41(2), 217-242. doi:10.1111/psj.12015.

  • Journal Article Retrieved Online without DOI

Aubry, T., Sylvester, J., & Ecker, J. (2010, May). Community psychology training in Canada in the new millennium. Canadian Psychology, 51(2), 89–95. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/506639373?accountid=38003

  • Non-English Journal, Title Translated into English
    The original title is given first, then followed by an English translation in brackets.  No translation is needed for the journal title.

Lucie, A., Tomáš, G., & Milan, A. (2013, February). Podíl neurodormance na klinickém projevu mozkových poruch a možnosti lécby aplikací zolpidemu [Contribution of brain dormancy to clinical signs of brain damage and the possibility of its treatment by zolpidem]. Anesteziologie a Intenzivni Medicina, 24(1), 26–32.

  • English Translation of a Journal Article

Kiran, C. R., Reshma, M. V., & Sundaresan, A. (2013). Separation of cis/trans fatty acid isomers on gas chromatography compared to the Ag-TLC method. Grasas y Aceites, 64(1), 95–102.

  • Journal Article, Advanced Online Publication

Elkins-Tanton, L. T. (2013). Planetary science: Evolutionary dichotomy for rocky planets. Nature. Advance online publication. doi:10.1038/497570a

  • In-Press Article Posted in a Preprint Archive

AlBakheet, A., Qari, A., Colak, D., Kaya, N., & Al-Sayed, M. (in press). A novel mutation in a large family causes a unique phenotype of Mucolipudosis IV. Gene. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378111913005738

  • Magazine Article

Kandel, E. R., & Squire, L. R. (2000, November 10). Neuroscience: Breaking down scientific barriers to the study of brain and mind. Science, 290, 1113–1120.

  • Online Magazine Article

Rees, M. (2013, July) If this our final century? Astronomy. 30–43. Retireved from http://www.astronomy.com/

  • Newsletter Article, No Author

    If the article has an author, it would be provided first as normal, followed by the date, and then the title.

The new health care lexicon. (1993, August/September). Copy Editor, 4, 1–2.

  • Newspaper Article
    • If the pages are discontinuous they are separated by commas: A1, A4. If the article appears on continuous pages it can be written as B5–B7.  All pages it appears on must be listed.
    • If there is no author, move the title in front of the year, and all else remains the same.

Rampell, C. (2013, May 28). Home prices rise, putting country in buying mood. The New York Times, pp. A1.

  • Online Newspaper Article
    Because articles URLs can be changed, give just the homepage of the newspaper website.

Schneider, H. (2013, May 29). Smithfield foods to be bought by Chinese firm Shuanghui International. The Washington Post. Retrieved from http://www.washingtonpost.com

  • Special Issue of a Journal
    In this case, and in the following, the editors of the issue are used as author.

Editor, E. E. (Ed.). (Year). Title of issue [Special issue]. Journal Title, xx(x).

  • Special Section in a Journal

Editor, E. E. (Ed.). (Year). Title of special section [Special section]. Journal Title, xx(x), xx–xx. doi:xx.xxxxxx

  • Editorial without Signature

Title of editorial [Editorial]. (Year). Journal Title, xx(x), xx–xx.

  • Online-Only Supplemental Material in a Periodical

Kruesi, L. (2013, July). The universe abounds with active central supermassive black holes [Supplemental material]. Astronomy. 24–29. Retrieved from http://www.astronomy.com/Web%20Extras/2013/05/View%20more%20active%20galactic%20nuclei.aspx

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