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About Citing Articles

When citing articles, take note of the author, article title, periodical title, volume and issue numbers, the date, and page numbers. 

Note that the citation format is slightly different if the article is in print or online, and if an electronic article has a DOI, or Digital Object Identifier.

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and a specific example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

In-Text Citation- entry that appears in the body of your paper.

Reference List- entry that appears at the end of your paper.

Information was drawn from Scientific style and format : the CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers.

Basic Journal Article

The general format and example below refers to a basic journal article in print.

Note that online journal articles have their own format.

For the titles of journals, abbreviate the significant words, and leave out other words such as articles, conjunctions, and prepositions. Leave out subtitles.

For Example:
The Journal of Biocommunication = J Biocommun.
JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association = JAMA
Virology = Virology

For a list of journal title abbreviations, see the List of Journals Indexed for MEDLINE.

General Format

In-Text Citation:
(Author date)

Reference List:
Author AA. Year. Article title. Journal title. Volume (Issue): Page Numbers.

Example

In-Text Citation:
(Board 2001)
 
Reference List:

Board J. 2001. Reduced lodging for soybeans in low plant population is related to light quality. Crop Sci. 41(2): 379-387.

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