Rule 16 governs citing to periodical materials. These include continuously published materials such as law reviews and journals, other academic journals, newspapers, magazines, and newsletters. This section has been updated to reflect content in the 21st edition of The Bluebook.
Note the following:
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The Bluebook distinguishes between "consecutively paginated" and "nonconsecutively paginated" periodicals:
|Example law review citation (consecutively paginated)||David A. Wallace & Shane R. Reeves, Protecting Critical Infrastructure in Cyber Warfare: Is It Time for States to Reassert Themselves?, 53 U.C. DAVIS L. REV. 1607, 1608 (2020).|
|Example magazine article citation (nonconsecutively paginated)||Ethan Bernstein & Ben Waber, The Truth About Open Offices, HARV. BUS. REV., Nov.-Dec. 2019, at 83, 84.|
Rule 16.6 governs citations to newspapers, which are generally cited like nonconsecutively paginated periodicals (with a few exceptions).
Print news articles may be cited as follows:
Evan Halper, Push Is On for Universal Voting by Mail, L.A. TIMES, Mar. 20, 2020, at A5.
Rule 16.6(f) governs citations to online newspapers, which may be cited instead of the print versions. Rule 18.2.2 also applies to these citations.
Evan Halper, Coronavirus Threatens the November Election. Can Vote by Mail Save It?, L.A. TIMES (Mar. 19, 2020), https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-03-19/calls-mount-making-november-mail-in-ballot.