2.7 Journal article
A journal article reference is made up of the following units including the volume and part number to help identify individual journal issues:
- Author of journal article, surname and initials
- Title of journal article
- Name of journal
- Year of journal
- Volume number and part number of journal
- Page numbers of journal article
Points covered in section 2.2 may apply, and the following:
The title of a journal may be abbreviated in the full reference by individual departments. Abbreviations are taken from Medline, an online bibliographic database, which gives the shortened version of different journal titles. The insertion of a full-stop afterwards makes it clear that the journal title is abbreviated. Check examples of journal article references in your departmental handbook to see if this is practised.
A journal article reference should be accompanied by page numbers in the end reference list.
Some departments may omit the part number after the volume number when the page numbers follow on consecutively in each journal issue (page numbers will normally suffice in locating a specific journal article within a volume). If each journal is numbered beginning at page 1 however, then the part number should still be included.