The following list provides some basic explanations of the different terminology used for journal articles:
A Google search may yield search results that appear to be academic but to be certain of the quality of the journal, To confirm whether or not a journal is authoritative and academic, see if it is listed Ulrich's Global Serial Directory
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. Examples of journal citations in a range of referencing formats are available on our referencing site.