How to reference a journal article
- Format of an article reference
- Journal article example (with page numbers)
- Journal article examples (with DOI)
You reference journal articles in the same way regardless of format (print or online). Where an article doesn't give page numbers, but has a doi (digital object identifier) this can be used in place of the page numbers.
The RSC reference style advises that you use abbreviated titles rather than full journal titles in a reference, where an abbreviation for the publication can be found in the Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index (CASSI). Where CASSI does not provide an abbreviation for a title you want to use, provide the full journal title.
The reference list entry for a journal article should contain:
- In-text reference number
- Author information for the article, in the format of Initial(s). Surname with all authors of the chapter listed in the order they are given,
- Title of the journal (italicised and abbreviated)
- Volume number (in bold)
- Page range / doi
All components are followed by a comma, except for the page range / doi which is followed by a full-stop.
(5) Initial. Surname, Abbreviated Journal title, Year, volume number, x-xx / doi.
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