Review published in a journal

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Format for in-text citation

In-text citation example

…was summarised (Noriega 2019).


Fox (2018) summarised…

Format for reference list

Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

Author of review (Surname, First name). Year of publication. “Title of Review,” review of Title of Work, other publication information or sponsor of work. Journal Title volume, issue (date): page numbers. DOI/URL/Database name.

Reference list example

Noriega, Jimmy A. (2019). Review of Latin History for Morons, created and performed by John Leguizamo, directed by Tony Taccone, Studio 54, New York City. Theatre Journal 71, no. 1 (March 2019): 100-102. doi:10.1353/tj.2019.0009.


Fox, Charlie. 2018. Review of Julie Becker, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. Artforum 57, no. 9 (Sept 2018): 283-284.

Style notes for this reference type

  • See Manual 15.9 and 14.202
  • If there is no listed author, treat it as per an article with no author. Text citations may refer to a short form of the title but must include the first word, other than an initial article (See Manual 15.34, and Manual 15.39).
  • Review titles are included in quotation marks. If there is no specific title for the review, just include 'review of Title'.
  • Journal titles are italicised.
  • In the reference list, invert the name of the first author only.
  • In the reference list, works without an author should appear alphabetically by the main word of the title (ignore 'the', 'an', and 'an').
  • The page range is included in the reference list, with the specific page/s included in the in-text citations.
  • Additional information beyond volume and issue (for instance a season or month) may be included in parentheses after the issue number.
  • For articles consulted in print, omit the DOI or URL.
  • 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). Note that DOI is lowercased and followed by a colon (with not space after) in source citations.
  • Access dates are not required by Chicago in citations of formally published electronic sources (Manual 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 reference list entry.

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