5 Different In Text Citation Styles You Need To Know In Journal

 

It is important for you to know different in text citation styles in research, especially when writing a journal paper. You must use an appropriate in text citation style in your manuscript when you use someone else quote or content. Otherwise, you are considering plagiarize, which is a big offense. Your journal manuscript will be rejected.

Generally, a typical in text citation must have author’s name and date of publication. But, it depends on different in text citation styles. Make sure you use the correct in text citation style in your manuscript based on the journal that you plan to submit. Below is the list of 5 different in text citation styles that you need to know.

1) APA (Author’s Last Name, Page Number)

An author:

Tiffany (1991) emphasized …

… (Tiffany, 1991).

Two authors:

Cindy and Micheal (2018) stated that …

(Cindy & Micheal, 2018).

 Three authors:

Jasmine, Robert and Sebastian (2016) reported the …

… (Jasmine, Robert, & Sebastian, 2016).

 

 

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2) Chicago (Author’s Last Name Page Number)

An author:

Tiffany (1991) emphasized …

… (Tiffany 1991).

Two authors:

Cindy and Micheal (2018) stated that …

(Cindy and Micheal 2018).

 Three authors:

Jasmine, Robert and Sebastian (2016) reported the …

… (Jasmine, Robert, and Sebastian 2016).

3) Harvard-Anglia (Author’s Last Name Page Number)

An author:

Tiffany (1991) emphasized …

… (Tiffany 1991).

Two authors:

Cindy and Micheal (2018) stated that …

(Cindy & Micheal 2018).

 Three authors:

Jasmine, Robert and Sebastian (2016) reported the …

… (Jasmine, Robert & Sebastian 2016).

 

 

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4) IEEE []

Single citation:

According to Jone [4], there is …

… as illustrated by Shanti [9].

Multiple citations:

In a recent paper [4-6], there is …

or

In a recent paper [4] – [6], there is …

 

In a recent paper [4, 8, 18], there is …

or

In a recent paper [4], [8], [18], there is …

 

5) MLA (Author’s Last Name Page Number)

An author:

Tiffany emphasized … (34).

… (Tiffany 34).

Two authors:

Cindy and Micheal stated that … (756).

(Cindy and Micheal 756).

 Three authors:

Jasmine, Robert and Sebastian reported the … (253).

… (Jasmine, Robert, and Sebastian 253).

 

Your Turn

Now you know the 5 different in text citation styles in journal. In next blog post, we’ll share with you the 5 different in text citation styles if we have 4 or more authors. Stay tuned!

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