Review published in a journal


You may need to consult more than one section to accurately represent the source used (eg. number of authors and source descriptions)

Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

18. Author of review, “Title of Review,” review of Title, Creator or Sponsor of work, Publication title volume, issue (date): page number(s), DOI/URL/Database name.

Footnote example

First entry:

2. Charlie Fox, review of Julie Becker, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, Artforum 57, no.09 (Sept 2018): 283.

Second and subsequent entries:

5. Fox, review of Julie Becker.


Format for bibliography

Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

Creator of work (surname, first name). "Title of Review," review of Title, Sponsor of work. Publication title volume, issue (date): page number(s). DOI/URL/Database name.

Bibliography entry example

Fox, Charlie. Review of Julie Becker, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. Artforum 57, no. 09 (Sept 2018): 283-284.


Style notes for this reference type

  • Further examples of book reviews in journals are provided in the manual (Manual 14.202).
  • For articles consulted online, the preference is to include a DOI or stable URL. Sometimes a suitable URL will not be available, or will be restricted to subscribers to the database. In these cases, it is appropriate to list the name of the database used (Manual 14.175).
  • For online articles that have been assigned a DOI, note that DOI is lowercased and followed by a colon (with no space after) in source citations.
  • Access dates are not required by Chicago in citations of formally published electronic sources (see Chicago Manual of Style, Ch.14.12).
  • If an access date is required (by publisher or discipline) they should immediately precede the URL, separated from the surrounding citation by commas in a note and periods in a bibliography entry.
  • Some online articles may not have page numbers.
  • For articles consulted in print, omit the DOI, URL or database name from your citation.
  • In the bibliography (but not the footnotes), invert the name of the first author only (i.e. surname, given name).
  • Include both article title and subtitle, regardless of length.
  • Italicise the name of the reviewed work and the journal.
  • In the bibliography, give the start and end pages of the article.
  • In footnotes, cite specific pages (unless you are referring to the whole article).
  • Do not use ‘p’ or ‘pp’ before the page numbers.
  • If a journal is paginated consecutively across a volume or if the month or season appears with the year, the issue number may be omitted.


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