Periodical MLA citation is all about magazines, journals and newspapers. Pay attention to this – if you include month of publication, make sure to abbreviate it (Jan., Feb., or Mar.)
The general format of citations will look like this:
In our citation examples we use the following color coding:
- Red – Author
- Blue – Title of book/article/charter/webpage
- Pink – Date
- Green – Title of journal
- Sienna – Pages
- Peach – Additional information about the source (i.e. its type, specific features etc.)
Scholarly Journal (Paginated by Issue)
Contemporary Research in Business, vol. 3, no. 10, 2012, pp. 599-605.
If there is no author at all, format your source this way:
and Research Publications, vol. 2, no. 1, 2012, pp. 1-9.
Apr. 2015, pp. 2-6.
Do you need to cite some well-known newspaper such as The Guardian or The New York Times?
Good for you – no brackets should be used in that case.
Editorial in Newspaper
Editorial is cited as any article in a periodical, but it is necessary to state that it is ‘Editorial’ after the title of the work.
Letter to the Editor
Don’t forget to include the word “Letter”. It’s really important to specify what you are citing.
Book or Film Review
When it comes to book review, you should remember to include: 1) the reviewer and his work and 2) the original work that is reviewed.
Review of Split, directed by Night Shyamalan, New York Times, 19 Jan. 2017, p. 25.