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Chicago Manual of Style: Citing a Periodical Article

This guide provides basic information on the citation formats used in the Chicago Manual of Style. More detailed information is available in the print copies of the Chicago Manual of Style as referenced on the Home page of this LibGuide.

Is It a Journal or Magazine?

The Chicago Manual of Style uses the word journal to mean scholarly or professional serial publications, such as a monthly or quarterly publications. A few examples:

  • American Historical Review
  • Canadian Journal of History
  • Gender & History
  • Holocaust & Genocide Studies
  • Journal of the History of Ideas
  • The SAIS Review of International Affair

The Chicago Manual of Style says that, if you're not sure whether to treat a serial publication as a journal or a magazine, see if there's a volume number. If you can easily find the volume number, you should treat the publication as a journal. If you can't easily find the volume number, you should treat it as a magazine.

Basic Journal Article Citation

FOOTNOTE or ENDNOTE

     1. Author's first name Author's last name, "Title of article," Title of journal volume number, issue number (year): page(s), URL or, if available, doi.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Author's last name, Author's first name. "Title of article." Title of journal volume number, issue number (date): pages. URL or, if available, doi.

Example Journal Article Citation, One Author

FOOTNOTE or ENDNOTE

    26. Frank Gerits, "Hungry Minds: Eisenhower's Cultural Assistance to Sub-Saharan Africa, 1953-1961," Diplomatic History 41, no. 3 (June 2017): 597, doi:10.1093/dh/dhw059.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Gerits, Frank. "Hungry Minds: Eisenhower's Cultural Assistance to Sub-Saharan Africa, 1953-1961." Diplomatic History 41, no. 3 (June 2017): 594-619. doi:10.1093/dh/dhw059.

Example Journal Article Citation, Multiple Authors

FOOTNOTE or ENDNOTE

    51. Vladimir Shlapentokh and Vera Bondartsova, "Stalin in Russian Ideology and Public Opinion: Caught in a Conflict Between Imperial and Liberal Elements," Russian History 36, no. 2 (2009): 314-16, doi:10.1163/187633109X412889.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Shlapentokh, Vladimir and Vera Bondartsova. "Stalin in Russian Ideology and Pubic Opinion: Caught in a Conflict Between Imperial and Liberal Elements." Russian History 36, no. 2 (2009): 302-325. doi:10.1163/187633109X412889.

Example Journal Article Citation with Quotation Marks in the Title of the Article

FOOTNOTE or ENDNOTE

    23. A. Warren Dockter, "'A Great Turkish Policy': Winston Churchill, the Ottoman Empire and the Origin of the Dardanelles Campaign," History 102, no. 349 (January 2017): 71, doi:10.1111/1468-229X.12328.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Dockter, A. Warren. "'A Great Turkish Policy': Winston Churchill, the Ottoman Empire and the Origin of the Dardanelles Campaign." History 102, no. 349 (January 2017): 68-91. doi:10.1111/1468-229X.12328.

Basic Magazine Article Citation

FOOTNOTE or ENDNOTE

    1. Author's first name Author's last name, "Title of article," Title of magazine, Date, Page numbers, URL or, if available, doi.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Author's last name, Author's first name. "Title of article." Title of magazine, Date, Page numbers. URL or, if available, doi.

 

NOTE: Page numbers are frequently omitted because pages in a magazine article may be separated by quite a few pages.

Example Magazine Article Citation

FOOTNOTE or ENDNOTE

    5. Evan Thomas, Ron Moreau, and Andrew Mandel, "The Last Days of Saigon," Newsweek, May 1, 2000, 23, https://ezproxy.bgsu.edu:9443/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=3017487&site=ehost-live&scope=site.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Thomas, Evan, Ron Moreau, and Andrew Mandel. "The Last Days of Saigon." Newsweek, May 1, 2000. https://ezproxy.bgsu.edu:9443/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=3017487&site=ehost-live&scope=site.