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Citing and referencing: Journals/Periodicals

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Journals / Periodicals

Elements required when referencing a journal article:

Initials, Author(s), Abbreviated title of journal, volume (in bold), issue or part of (in brackets if needed), First page number of the article year of publication (in brackets).

Journal titles are always listed in abbreviated format, with the exception of single word Journal titles, these are not abbreviated.

A list of abbreviated titles, Appendix G, taken from the AIP style manual can be found here (pdf, 795kb).

Bibliographic information for Journals, inlcuding abbreviated titles can also be found at CAS Source Index (CASSI) Search Tool.

 

Format

A.A. Surname, Abbreviated title of journal. volume no, issue or part of (in brackets if needed), First page number of the article (year of publication) 

or

A.A. Surname and B.B. Surname, Abbreviated title of journal. volume no, issue or part of (in brackets if needed), First page number of the article (year of publication) 

Example

B. Richardson, J.Appl. Phys. 20, 2221 (1998).

or

G. Young and R.E. Funderlich, J.Appl. Phys. 44, 5151 (1973)

or

T. Bartal, M.E. Foord, C. Bellei, M.H. Key, K. A. Flippo, S.A. Gaillard, D.T. Offermann, P.K. Patel, L.C. Jarrott, D P. Higginson, M. Roth, A. Otten, D. Kraus, R.B. Stephens, H.S. McLean, E.M. Giraldez, M.S. Wei, D.C. Gautier, and F.N. Beg, Nat. Phys. 8, 139 (2011).

 

Electronic Journals


Articles from electronic journals are referenced similarly to print journals, with the same basic elements required. Extra fields may be added or substituted depending on if the article is from an online journal that is also available in print, or if it is from an online only journal.

Online article

In addition to the required elements, online articles may also include an article number in place of issue or page numbers, if these are not available.

Format

A.A. Surname, Abbreviated title of journal. volume no, issue or part of (in brackets if needed), First page number of the article (year of publication) 

or

A.A. Surname, Abbreviated title of journal. volume no, issue or part of (in brackets if needed), article number (year of publication) 

Example

Z. Fodor and C. Hoelbling, Rev. Mod. Phys. 84 (2), 449-495 (2012).

or

O. Benton, O. Sikora and N. Shannon, Phys. Rev. B 86 (7), 075154 (2012).

 

Article in an Online only Journal

In addition to the required elements, articles from online only journals may include, article numbers,  Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) or URL from where it was retrieved. Use the DOI where available, if unavailable then use the URL of the Journal. 

Format

A.A. Surname, Abbreviated title of journal. volume no, issue or part of (in brackets if needed), article number (year of publication), doi

or

A.A. Surname, Abbreviated title of journal. volume no, issue or part of (in brackets if needed), article number (year of publication), <url> 

Example

F. Jelezo and J. Wrachtrup, New. J. Phys. 14, 105024, (2012), doi:10.1088/1367-2630/14/10/105024

or

O. Benton, O. Sikora and N. Shannon, Phys. Rev. B 86, 075154 (2012),  <http://prb.aps.org/abstract/PRB/v86/i7/e075154>

 

Finding the DOI and URL

The DOI can be found on both the web page as well as on the downloaded pdf version of the article. The URL used should be directly from the Journal page. Do not use links including the Monash proxy.

 

Here is an example of an article on a web page, with the DOI and URL indicated:

journal article from direct web page

 

This is the pdf version of the same article with the DOI indicated: 

 

DOI in pdf download