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Citation Guide: How to cite JOURNALS

A guide to create citations for bibliographies and works cited in reference papers.

How to cite PRINT JOURNAL articles

ASA Journal Article Citation

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your References list should be double-spaced
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented

Author's Last Name, First Name. Middle Initial or name if used. Year of Publication. "Title of Article." Name of Journal volume(issue): pages. 

Example: (Print or Online version of Print)

Hise, George. 1993. "Home Building and Industrial Decentralization in Los Angeles." Journal of Urban History 19(6): 95-125.

Krivo, Lauren J., and Ruth D. Peterson. 2000. "The Structural Context of Homicide: Accounting for Racial Differences in Process." American Sociological Review 65(4): 547-59.

How to cite ONLINE JOURNAL articles WITH DOI

ASA Journal Article Citation

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your References list should be double-spaced
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented

Author's Last Name, First Name. Middle Name or initial if used. Year of Publication. "Title of Article." Name of Journal volume(issue): pages. doi: number.

Examples:
Denk, William, John Henry Strickler, and Walter W. Webb. 1990. "Two-photon Laser Scanning Fluorescence Microscopy. Science 248(4951): 73-76. doi: 10.1126/science.2321027.

Persell, Caroline Hodges, Kathryn M. Pfeiffer, and Ali Sye. 2008. "How Sociological Leaders Teach: Some Key Principles." Teaching Sociology 36(2): 108-24. doi: 10.1177/0092055X0803600202.

How to cite ONLINE only JOURNAL articles

ASA Journal Article Citation

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your References list should be double-spaced
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented

Author's Last Name, First Name. Middle Name or initial if used. Year of Publication. "Title of Article." Name of Journal volume(issue). Retrieved date (complete URL).

Examples:

Banham, Gerarld. 2001. "Transcendental Philosophy and Artificial Life." Cultural Machine, 3. Retrieved January 26, 2016 (http://www.culturemachine.net/index.php/cm/article/view/286271).

Chase-Dunn, Christopher. 2013. "Five Linked Crises in the Contemporary World-System." Journal of World-Systems Research 19(2). Retrieved July 14, 2015 (http://www.jwsr.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Chase_Dunn_Symposium_Vol19_no2.pdf.).