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Chicago Style Guide, for 16th Edition: Magazines




            Magazine footnotes/endnotes are styled nearly identically to journals. The only difference is that the publication date is no longer enclosed in parentheses as it is more common (and more important) than a volume or issue number (if it even exists). As with all citations, enough information should be given so that any interested reader can find the referenced materials.

Note-style citations of magazines require some or all of the following elements:

1.      Full name(s) of authors (Firstname Middlename Lastname).

2.      Title and subtitle of article or column, with all major words capitalized(surrounded by quotation marks)

3.      Title of periodical with all major words capitalized (in italicized characters).

4.      Issue information if it exists(volume title and/or number).

5.      Publication date (generally a month and year, or just year).

6.      Page numbers (where appropriate).

7.      URL or DOI (for online publications).


Basic Layout

            1. Author Firstname Lastname, “Article Title: Subtitle,” Title of Magazine, vol. title vol. #, publication date, page numbers, URL or DOI.


Physical Magazine

1. Beth Saulnier, “From Vine to Wine,” Cornell Alumni Magazine, September/October 2008, 48.

2. Emily Macel, “Beijing’s Modern Movement,” Dance Magazine, February 2009, 35.

Online-Accessed Magazine

5. Wendy Cole and Janice Castro, “Scientology’s Largesse in Russia, Time, April 13, 1992,,9171,975290,00.html.

9. Barron YoungSmith, Green Room, Slate, February 4, 2009,