A Reminder of Our Journal Formatting

This post is just a brief reminder to our subscribers and contributors of our journal’s preferred formatting.

CRCL/RCLC follows the New MLA style, as outlined in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th Edition (New York: Modern Languages Association of America, 2009), with special attention to Chapter 5, “Documentation: Preparing the List of Works Cited” (pp. 123-212), and Chapter 6, “Documentation: Citing Sources in the Text” (pp. 213-32).

Some helpful details:

Citations are in-text in the format ([Last Name] [Page Number(s)]).

If more than one work by the same author is used, the citation would appear in the format ([Last Name], [Title] [Page Number(s)]).

If the author’s name is mentioned in the text in close proximity to the citation, the page numbers can appear in brackets by themselves without the author’s name. In the case of more than one work by the same author, the citation would then read ([Title] [Page Number(s)]).

Endnotes are used for explanatory purposes. Citations within endnotes follow the parenthetical formats above, and any works cited in the endnotes would also appear in the list of Works Cited at the end of the document.

In general, the formats for entries in the Works Cited list are as follows:

For a book:

[Last Name], [First Name]. [Title]. [Place of Publication]: [Publisher], [Year]. [Document Type].

For an article in a journal:

[Last Name], [First Name]. “[Article Title].” [Journal Title]. [Volume Number].[Issue Number] ([Year]): [Page Number(s)]. [Document Type].

For a chapter in a book:

[Last Name], [First Name]. “[Chapter Title].” [Book Title]. Ed. [Editor’s Name]. [Place of Publication]: [Publisher], [Year]. [Page Number(s)]. [Document Type].

If the document was sourced from the Web, include the date of access.