The basic format for an article from a periodical includes the following information:
1. Author. Use the author's full name: last name first, followed by a comma, and then the first name and any middle name or initial. Omit any title or degree attached to the author's name on the source, such as Dr. or PhD. End the name with a period and one space.
2. Title of the article. Give the full title, including any subtitle. Place the title in quotation marks, capitalize all important words in the title, and end the title with a period (inside the final quotation mark) and one space.
3. Publication information.
Some journals number the pages of issues consecutively throughout a year, so that each issue after the first in a year begins numbering where the previous issue left offsay, at page 132 or 416. For this kind of journal, give the volume number after the title ("23" in the example above) and place the year of publication in parentheses. The page numbers will be enough to guide readers to the issue you used.
Some journals page each issue separately (starting each issue at page 1). For these journals, give the volume number, a period, and the issue number (as in "7.4" in the Dacey entry above). Then readers know which issue of the periodical to consult. When citing an article in a journal that numbers only issues, not annual volumes, treat the issue number as if it were a volume number, as in model 22.
Follow the magazine title with the month and the year of publication. (Abbreviate all months except May, June, and July.) Don't place the date in parentheses, and don't provide a volume or issue number.
Follow the magazine title with the day, the month (abbreviated), and the year of publication. (Abbreviate all months except May, June, and July.) Don't place the date in parentheses, and don't provide a volume or issue number.
Give the name of the newspaper as it appears on the first page (but without A, An, or The). If the name of the city is not in the title of a local newspaper, add the city name in brackets after the title, without underlining: Gazette [Chicago]. Then follow model 25, with two differences: (1) If the newspaper lists an edition at the top of the first page, include that information after the date and a comma. (See "natl. ed." above.) (2) If the newspaper is divided into lettered or numbered sections, provide the section designation before the page number when the newspaper does the same (as in "B1+" above); otherwise, provide the section designation before the colonfor instance, "sec. 1: 1+." The plus sign here and with "B1+" in the model above indicates that the articles do not run on consecutive pages but start on page 1 or B1 and continue later.
For an article with no named author, begin the entry with the title of the article. In the list of works cited, alphabetize an anonymous source by the first main word of the title ("Right" in this model).
Add the word "Editorial" or "Letter"but without quotation marks after the title if there is one or after the author's name, as follows:
(The numbers "5-11" in this entry are the publication days of the periodical: the issue spans January 5 through 11.)
"Rev." is an abbreviation for "Review." The name of the author of the work being reviewed follows the title of the work, a comma, and "by." If the review has no title of its own, then "Rev. of . . ." (without quotation marks) immediately follows the name of the reviewer.
For an abstract appearing in Dissertation Abstracts (DA) or Dissertation Abstracts International (DAI), give the author's name and the title, "Diss." (for "Dissertation"), the institution granting the author's degree, the date of the dissertation, and the publication information. For an abstract of an article, first provide the publication information for the article itself, followed by the information for the abstract. If the abstract publisher lists abstracts by item rather than page number, add "item" before the number.