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Chicago Manual of Style Citation Guide

Article Citation Overview

Author-Date System:

  • Quick Guide examples for journal articles from Chicago. Detailed journal (also known as periodical) citation rules. 
  • Include the page number of the citation in the in-text citation, and the full page range in the reference list
  • Use a DOI (digital object identifier) as the preferred link to the article. If a DOI is unavailable, use the URL (uniform resource locator)
  • Titles of journals should be italicized if referred to in the text. Example: Journal of the Institute for the Humanities
  • If the article has eleven or more authors, list only the first author in the note, followed by In the bibliography, list the first seven, followed by

Journal article (1-3 authors)

For one to three authors, list all names within in-text citations and in the reference list.

In-text citation

(Simpson, Walcott, and Coulthard 2018, 76).

Reference List

Simpson, Leanne Betasamosake, Rinaldo Walcott, and Glen Coulthard. 2018. "Idle no More and Black Lives Matter: An Exchange (Panel Discussion)." Studies in Social Justice 12, (1): 75-89.

Journal article (4-10 authors)

If the article has four to ten authors, list only the first author in the in-text citation, followed by In the reference list, list up to ten authors.

In-text citation

(Hoffman et al. 2016, 600)

Reference List

Hoffman, Louis, Nathaniel Granger, Jr., Lisa Vallejos, and Michael Moats. 2016. "An Existential-Humanistic Perspective on Black Lives Matter and Contemporary Protest Movements." Journal of Humanistic Psychology 56, (6): 595-611.