CSE Vancouver/Citation-Name: Citing Periodicals
Citing Journal, Magazine, and News Articles
- Article in a Scholarly Journal (Print and Online)
- Article in a Scholarly Journal (Online Only)
- Magazine Article
- Newspaper Article
- Article Reprinted in a Course Pack
Reference number. Author(s). Article Title. Journal title. Date;volume(issue):location.
Single author, journal title - one word
1. Schaefer JA. Towards maturation of the population concept. Oikos. 2006;112(1):236-240.
Multiple authors, journal title – more than one word
1. Boros-Major A, Bona A, Lovasz G, Molnar E, Marcsik A, Palfi G, Mark L. 2011. New perspectives in biomolecular paleopathology of ancient tuberculosis: a proteomic approach. J Arch Sci. 2011;38(1):197-201.
- Abbreviate significant words in a journal title and omit other words such as articles and prepositions; capitalize all abbreviated words. Sources for abbreviated titles include: List of Journals Indexed for MEDLINE published by the National Library of Medicine and BIOSIS Serial Sources by Biological Abstracts. If the journal title consists of one word, then no abbreviation is necessary e.g. Oikos.
- When there are 2 to 10 authors, list them all, including the 10th author. If there are more than 10 authors, list the first 10 followed by et al.
A journal article that resides only on the internet is cited in the same way as one that is both in print and online versions, with these additions: 1) include date of update and a date of access in square brackets, as well as the date of publication, 2) when the extent of the work is absent, estimate the page numbers, and 3) use notes to provide the URL or other electronic address.
Reference number. Author(s). Title of Article. Title of Journal. Date of publication [date updated; date accessed];volume(issue):location. Notes.
Ivanova M, De Cupere B, Ethier J, Marinova E. Pioneer farming in southeast Europe during the early sixth millennium BC: Climate-related adaptations in the exploitation of plants and animals. PloS ONE. 2018 [May 18 2018; May 29 2018];13(5): e0197225. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.
The CSE Manual does not contain an example of how to use a magazine as a reference source; the example below serves as a reasonable, logical deduction based on the guidelines for formatting.
Author(s). Article Title. Journal title. Date;volume(issue):location.
1. Sanders L. Of swine and men. Science News. 2010 Feb 27:22-26.
Reference number. Author(s). Title of Article. Title of newspaper (edition). Date;section:beginning page of article (column no.).
1. Vyhnack C. Anger mounts over incinerator plan. Toronto Star. 2010 Mar 3;sect. GT:4 (col. 1).
The Council of Science Editors (CSE Manual) does not contain an example of how to use a course pack selection as a reference source; the example below is based on the general CSE guidelines.
Reference number. Author(s). Date. Article Title. In: Title of Course [course pack]. Place of publication: publisher. Extent. Notes.
1. Scott JC. State Simplifications: Nature, Space, and People. In: Stinson J, professor. ERSC 3160: Community-based natural resource management [course pack]. Peterborough (ON): Canadian Scholar's Press. p. 165-186. Reprinted from J Pol Phil. c1995;3(3):191-233.