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Chicago Manual of Style Citation Guide


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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).  Do NOT use a comma between the last name and year if there is only one author.

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.

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