The following list provides some basic explanations of the different terminology used for journal articles:
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Journal citations are usually able to be identified by having:
In some cases, these elements may also appear for chapters in books or conference proceedings.
Here is the format of a journal-article citation in some of the most frequently-used styles as it appears in the bibliography/reference list:
APA: Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of article. Name of publication, Volume(Issue), pp-pp.
Harvard: Author Year of publication, 'Title of article', Name of Publication, Volume, Issue, Page numbers.
Chicago: Author. “Title of article.” Title of Journal volume number, issue number (year): page numbers of article
Vancouver: Author. Title of article. Title of Journal. Date of publication;Volume(Issue):Page numbers.
MLA: Author . "Title of Article". Journal Name volume number. Issue number (Year of publication): page number(s).Print.
AGLC: Author, ‘Article Title’ (Year) Volume Journal Title Page Reference
This information was obtained from re:cite. Note that articles with multiple authors will be cited slightly differently. Variations may also occur if you have multiple publications by the same author in your reference list.
re:cite is a referencing tool which provides examples of citations for both those within the document and in the reference list including detailed instructions for a variety of reference types and styles based on examples such as journal articles with one or two authors or articles with a doi. Referencing styles included are APA, Harvard, Vancouver, Chicago, MLA, AGLC and Cambridge (art history). General style notes are also available.