This is frequently indicated on the journal's front cover or title page. This is only used if the journal paginates each issue separately; the issue number is normally available on the front cover or title page. The issue number is sometimes visible on the front page of the article. If no issue number is found there, either because it has not been published yet or because it is available only to subscribers, then this should be stated in the author list.
Example: "John Doe et al. (2009) The article title." or simply "The article title (no issue number)." or even just "The article title".
If an issue number is not available, then the date when the article was printed or published can replace it.
In a journal article, always include the issue number. In this scenario, the citation is the same as for a print journal article. The issue number can be found at the end of the volume when it is published online.
Volume and issue numbers are frequently included directly after the journal title in peer-reviewed publications. Page numbers: The page range for the complete article is frequently included immediately behind the volume and issue numbers. Authors should refer to this page number in order to place their work in context within the journal.
For example, a study published in 2004 in Cell Biology International would be cited as "Cell Biol Int 24:1025-1034," with the volume and issue number following the word "cell" (in this case, it's cell biology). Its page range would be 1025-1034.
If you cannot find the volume and issue number on the cover or inside the first page of the article, then contact the publisher to obtain this information. Often, they will have no trouble providing it for you. If not, you can use the PubMed database to search for the publication record of your article.
If not, locate the start page number and then scroll to the bottom of the article to locate the last page number. This page number is then used with the total number of pages in the article to obtain the full text file name.
For example, a study published in 2004 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation has a page range of 1205-1214. It's final page is numbered 1213. So the full text file name would be J Clin Invest 2004; 113(7): 1451-8.pdf.
Journal titles may include the word "volume" or "number" in them. Sometimes they are called "volumes" and "numbers." These terms can be found at the end of each issue of the journal. You should be able to find out what these words mean by looking them up in any dictionary.
After you have located this information, you will need to search for the full text file name. There are several ways to do this. One way is to use Google Scholar. Type in the first few letters of the journal title plus the word "index" and then click on the "Search" button. This will take you to the Google Scholar page for that journal.
If the journal does not utilize issue numbers, omit the issue number part from the citation. There is no need to search for an issue number if the article or database item does not have one. Please do not attempt to generate data that you do not have.
Articles from scholarly journals The journal name, page number, publication date, and volume and issue numbers are all located at the top or bottom of the article's page. These can help you identify which journal an article is from.
Also see if there is a table of contents available. This will tell you not only which journal the article is from, but sometimes even within the same journal!
Finally, check to see if the article is available online. If it is, then click the link to view it. Most journals allow you to download articles for personal use only, so be sure to check this before you read an article too closely for research purposes.
Journals can be hard to distinguish by looking at them, so use these tips to help identify which one you're reading about!
Page numbers are often seen in the bottom corners of magazine articles. If you can't find an issue number, simply leave it out of the citation. It's not required for citations using the serial volume or series edition method.
Issues are numbered consecutively from 1 to 2, 3, 4, etc. A periodical may have more than one issue per year or month. For example, a magazine could have January-February, March-April, and May-June issues each year, so pages in these months would have three issue numbers: 1.01, 2.03, and 3.05.
Magazines are usually dated on the front page with the first issue of the year. This is not always the case, however. Some date their covers at the end of December while others don't publish them until after New Year's has passed. If you cannot find an issue date on the cover, check the copyright date stamped in the lower right corner. It may be present on some magazines but not all. If there is no issue date and no copyright notice, use this simple rule to determine when to start counting: Count beginning with the first page that includes text (not illustrations or ads). This should give you an accurate estimate of how many pages are included in the issue.