Guide: How to cite a Journal in OSA style

Guide: How to cite a Journal in OSA style

Cite A Journal in OSA style

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Use the following template to cite a journal using the OSA 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.

Key:

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

Reference list

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

Template:

1. Author Initial.  Author Surname, "Title," Publication Title Volume number, Pages Used (Year Published).

Example:

1.  Dictionary.com, "the definition of resolving power," http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/resolving%20power.

In-text citation

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

Template

 [1]

Example

"the degree to which a lens or photographic emulsion is able to define the details of an image."  [1]

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