How to cite a magazine article in Chicago

Chicago style magazine article citation

To cite a magazine article in a reference entry in Chicago style 17th edition include the following elements:

  1. Author(s) of the article: Give first the last name, then the name as presented in the source (e. g. Watson, John). For two authors, reverse only the first name, followed by ‘and’ and the second name in normal order (e. g. Watson, John, and John Watson). For more than seven authors, list the first seven names followed by et al.
  2. Title of the article: Give the title in quotation marks.
  3. Title of the magazine: Give the title as presented in the source.
  4. Date of publication: Give the month, day and year of publication.

Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of a magazine article in Chicago style 17th edition:

Author(s) of the article. "Title of the article." Title of the magazine. Date of publication.

Take a look at our reference list examples that demonstrate the Chicago style guidelines in action:


An article with four authors from a technology magazine

McCarthy, John, Marvin L. Minsky, Nathaniel Rochester, and Claude E Shannon. "A proposal for the Dartmouth Summer Research Project on Artificial Intelligence." AI Magazine. December 15, 2006.

An article with three authors from a math magazine

Danzer, Ludwig, Branko Grünbaum, and G. C. Shephard. "Equitransitive Tilings, or How to Discover New Mathematics." Math Magazine. April, 1987.

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