|| Citations for journal articles,
also called "peer-reviewed articles" or "scholarly articles," are similar
to magazine and newspaper citations, but the date is expressed differently
(year only) and you include the volume number and the doi (digital object
identifier) for the article.
How do you know the article you are using is a journal article? Here are some things to look for:
Next comes the title of the journal article.
Following that is the title of the journal, which is italicized.
Next, list the volume number of the journal where you found the article. You don't have to include the issue number unless each issue of the journal starts with page #1. (This is actually quite rare in academic journals).In this example, the article is found in Volume 20, Issue 7 of the journal Journal of Climate. Note how this is expressed in the citation:
DO NOT put the words "volume" in your citation! Follow the example above. Make sure the volume number is italicized.
Finally, add the page range where the article is found and the doi. The doi is a unique identifier for the article and you can typically find the doi listed on the first page of the article:
Here's one more example of a journal article citation. This article lists 9 authors, so we will include the first six authors and then the final author. This article in the journal Nature is from volume 453, issue 7192, but you only include the volume number in the citation: