MLA 7th Style Guide: Journal Article

Journal, Scholarly or Peer-Reviewed Article from an Online Database

Format

Author Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Name of Journal Volume number.Issue number (Year of publication): Inclusive pages. Title of Database. Web. Date of Access.

Example

Ciocchetti, Christopher. “Veganism and Living Well.” Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 25.3 (2012): 405-17. ProQuest. Web. 9 July 2014.

Journal, Scholarly or Peer-Reviewed Article from the Web

Please Note: This is only for journal article you find on the open web (e.g. through searching Google Scholar), NOT for a journal article you find through a library database.

Format

Author Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Name of Journal Volume number.Issue number (Year of publication): Inclusive pages. Web. Date of Access.

Example

Sheth, Jadish N. “Impact of Emerging Markets on Marketing: Rethinking Existing Perspectives and Practices.” Journal of Marketing 75.4 (2011): 166-82. Web. 1 Dec. 2015.

Journal, Scholarly or Peer-Reviewed Article from a Print Journal

Format

Author Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Name of Journal Volume number. Issue number (Year of publication): Inclusive pages. Print.

Example

Cima, Greg. “WHO Warns of ‘Post-Antibiotic Era’.” Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 244.12 (2014): 1356-1357. Print.

Common Exceptions

If there are 2 or 3 authors, include all names.

Example

Santifort-Jordan, Charlinda, and Todd Sandler. “An Empirical Study of Suicide Terrorism: A Global Analysis.” Southern Economic Journal 80.4 (2014): 981-1001. ProQuest. Web. 8 Aug. 2014.


If there are more than 3 authors, use the first author’s name followed by et al.

Example

Schubert, Siegfried, et al. “Northern Eurasian Heat Waves and Droughts.” Journal of Climate 27.9 (2014): 3169-3207. ProQuest. Web. 1 July 2014.