Citing a Journal ArticleBasic Structure
Note the following common trouble spots:
Author, A. (Year published). Title of article, no italics. Title of Periodical italicized,
volume number italicized, pages.
Elbow, P. (2006). The music of form: Rethinking organization in writing. College
Composition and Communication, 57, 620-667.
The title of the article is not italicized. Only the first word and the first word of the subtitle are capitalized.
The title of the journal is italicized. All major words are capitalized.
The volume number is italicized. The abbreviation Vol. is not used.
No p. or pp. abbreviation is used before the page numbers.
Periods separate the name, the year and the article title. Commas separate the journal name, volume and page numbers.