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How to cite and reference your sources (Monash University) : Journals/Periodicals

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Journals/Periodicals

Before using this guide check with your faculty, school or department for their specific referencing guidelines.

Notes:

Follow these examples closely for all layout, punctuation, spacing and capitalizing. These general rules apply to both print and electronic articles.

Enter author's surname followed by no more than 2 initials (full stop).

If more than 1 author: give all authors' names and separate each by a comma and a space.

For print articles with more than 6 authors: list the first 6 authors then add 'et al.'

Only the first word of the article title and words that normally begin with a capital letter are capitalized.

Journal titles are abbreviated (to decipher/find correct abbreviations see: PubMed Journals Database <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=journals>)

Follow the date with a semi-colon;

Abbreviate months to their first 3 letters (no full stop)

Give the volume number (no space) followed by issue number in brackets

If the journal has continuous page numbering through its volumes, omit month/issue number.

Abbreviate page numbers where possible, eg:123-29.

 

Print journal article with less than 6 authors

 

Format

Author AA, Author BB, Author CC. Author DD. Title of article. Abbreviated title of journal. Date of publication YYYY Mon DD;volume number(issue number):page numbers.

Reference List

Petitti DB, Crooks VC, Buckwalter JG, Chiu V. Blood pressure levels before dementia. Arch Neurol. 2005 Jan;62(1):112-6.

 

Print journal article with more than 6 authors

 

Format

Author AA, Author BB, Author CC. Author DD, Author EE, Author FF, et al . Title of article. Abbreviated title of journal. Date of publication YYYY Mon DD;volume number(issue number):page numbers.

Reference List

Hallal AH, Amortegui JD, Jeroukhimov IM, Casillas J, Schulman CI, Manning RJ, et al. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography accurately detects common bile duct stones in resolving gallstone pancreatitis. J Am Coll Surg. 2005 Jun;200(6):869-75.

 

Print journal article with a corporate author

 

Format

Organization's name. Title of article. Abbreviated title of journal. Date of publication YYYY Mon DD;volume number(issue number):page numbers.

Reference List

National Institutes of Health (US). End-of-life care. National Institutes of Health statement on the state of the science. AWHONN Lifelines. 2005 Feb-Mar;9(1):15-22.

 

Figure in a print journal article

 

Write the word 'figure' in full.

Write p. before page number

Format Author AA, Author BB. Title of article. Abbreviated title of journal. Date of publication YYYY Mon DD;volume number(issue number):page numbers. Figure number, Figure caption; p. number
Reference List

Mitchell GF, Pfeffer MA. Evaluation and management of patients with uncontrolled systolic hypertension: is another new paradigm really needed? Am Heart J. 2005 May;149(5):776-84. Figure 3, Regional pressure wave forms in the normal arterial system; p. 780.

 

Table in a print journal article

 

Format Author AA, Author BB, Author CC. Title of article. Abbreviated title of journal. Date of publication YYYY Mon DD;volume number(issue number):page numbers. Table number, table caption; p. number
Reference List Diaz-Cruz ES, Shapiro CL, Brueggemeier RW. Cyclooxygenase inhibitors suppress aromatase expression and activity in breast cancer cells. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2005 May;90(5):2563-70. Table 2, Aromatase activity and expression in cell lines; p. 2565.

 

Electronic journal articles

 

The word [Internet] in square brackets should be inserted after the abbreviated journal title.

The date cited [in square brackets] must be included after the date of publication.

The URL (web address) must be included at the end of the reference.

Format

Author AA, Author BB. Title of article. Abbreviated title of Journal [Internet]. Date of publication YYYY MM [cited YYYY Mon DD];volume number(issue number):page numbers. Available from: URL

Reference List

Stockhausen L, Turale S. An explorative study of Australian nursing scholars and contemporary scholarship. J nurs scholarsh [Internet]. 2011 Mar [cited 2013 Feb 19];43(1):89-96. Available from:http://search.proquest/docview/858241255?accountid=12528

 

Electronic journal article with DOI

 

Include the DOI (digital object identifier)at the end of the reference, after the URL

Format Author AA, Author BB, Author CC, Author DD, Author EE, Author FF. Title of article. Abbreviated title of Journal [Internet]. Year of publication [cited YYYY Mon DD];volume number(issue number):page numbers. Available from: URL DOI
Reference List

Kanneganti P, Harris JD, Brophy RH, Carey JL, Lattermann C, Flanigan DC. The effect of smoking on ligament and cartilage surgery in the knee: a systematic review. Am J Sports Med [Internet]. 2012 Dec [cited 2013 Feb 19];40(12):2872-8. Available from:http://ajs.sagepub.com/content/40/12/2872 doi: 10.1177/0363546512458223

Patrias K. Citing medicine: the NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers [Internet]. 2nd ed. Wendling DL, technical editor. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2007 [updated 2009 Oct 21; cited 2013 Feb  ]. Available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/citingmedicine