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College-wide MLA Citation Guide: 9th edition

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A “magazine” is something you would find at a newsstand or in the supermarket and often contains many colorful advertisements, while a “journal” is usually a publication that is academic or professional in nature.

* Titles and subtitles of articles are in quotes. Journal names are italicized.

 

An article in a printed journal 

Last name, First name. “Title of article.” Journal name, vol. #, no. #, Season or Month. Year, pp. #-#.

Haller, Harry B. "Beyond the Magic Theater: Life on the Outside." International Journal of Glass Bead Game, vol.

16, no. 3, May 2016, pp. 1267-1273.

 

An article in a printed journal with two authors

Last name, First name, and First name Last name. “Title of article.” Journal name, vol.

#, no. #, Month. Year, pp. #-#.

Rieux, Phillip, and Edwin Castel. "Reports from Inside the Plague." International Journal of French Medicine, vol.

118, no. 20, Jan. 2016, pp. 3-12.

 

An article in a printed journal with three or more authors

Last name, First name, et al. “Title of article.” Journal name, vol. #, no. #, Month. Year, pp. #-#.

Roquentin, Antoine, et al. "Homemade Cures for Nausea." International Journal of Homeopathic Philosophy, vol.

38, no. 666, Aug. 2016, pp. 55.

 

An article in a printed journal by corporate author (by organization, institution, etc.)

Organization. “Title of article.” Journal name, vol. #, no. #, Month. Year, pp. #-#.

World Health Organization. "Medical Cures for Nausea." International Journal of Internal Medicine, vol. 8, no. 17,

Nov. 2016, pp. 6-12.

 

An article in a printed journal by an editor

Last name, First name, editor. “Title of article.” Journal name, vol. #, no. #, Month. Year, pp. #-#.

Camus, Albert, editor. “Essays: Authentic and Committed Existentialism.” Sisyphus International,

vol. 24, no. 244, Mar. 2016, pp. 12-35.