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Journal Abbreviations

Abbreviated journal titles can be a challenge for researchers. Below is a list of various print and electronic resources to help decipher journal abbreviations:


Electronic Resource Guides:

JAbbr - created by Cornell University Libraries

Journal Abbreviation Resources on the Web - created by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library

Biological Journals and Abbreviations

Print Resources (available at the Reference Desk):

Periodical title abbreviations: by abbreviation / editor, Leland G. Alkire, Jr. ; associate editor, Cheryl Westerman-Alkire.  Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., c2001.

Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.   BPH-2 : periodicals with botanical content : constituting a second edition of Botanico-Periodicum-Huntianum / Gavin D.R. Bridson, compiler, [et al.].  Pittsburgh : Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, 2004.