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MLA Style Guide: Journal articles

This guide covers how in-text citations and references should be formatted in the MLA Style, 9th Edition.

Print journal article

Reference: First author(s) Last name, First name and next author(s) First name Last name. "Title of Article." Title of Journal, vol. no., issue no., Year, pp. page range.

Example: Makino, Momoe. "Marriage, Dowry, and Women’s Status in Rural Punjab, Pakistan." Journal of Population Economics, vol. 32, no. 3, 2019, pp. 769-797. 

In-Text-Citation:

  • (Author(s) Last name Page no)
  • (Page no)

Example:

  • Another author (Makino 769) argues….
  • Makino (769) argues….

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eJournal article

Reference: First author's Last name, First name and next author(s) First name Last name. "Title of Article." Journal Title, vol. no., issue no., Year, pp. Page range. Database, Location/Link

Example: Faris, Marc. “That Chicago Sound: Playing with (Local) Identity in Underground Rock.” Popular Music & Society, vol. 27, no. 4, 2004, pp. 429-454. Taylor & Francis Online, doi: 10.1080/0300776042000264658.

In-Text-Citation:

  • (Author Last name Page no)
  • (Page no)

Example:

  • Exploring this topic (Faris 440)….
  • Faris (440) highlights the role….

 

Note on URLs: To get shorter URLs you are permitted to use a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) as above. These can usually be found under the title of the journal article either on a database or on the journal article itself. DOIs are permanent links that will not disappear over time.

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