Guide: How to cite a Journal in NSF style

Guide: How to cite a Journal in NSF style

Cite A Journal in NSF style

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Use the following template to cite a journal using the NSF citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the NSF style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


1. Author Surname, Author Initial. 'Title' Publication Title Volume number, no. Issue number (Year Published): Pages Used. doi:DOI Number, Available at http://Website-Url 


1. Greenburg, Z. 'Panning For Silver Screen Gold: How To Invest In Films' (2014): Available at 

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.




"We have a determined list of elements that we need to see in place before we'll actually fund a project,” Bradley explains. “And when we have all these elements in place, then we fund.” [1]

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