Cite an online journal the same as you would a print journal, but in addition, include the DOI (or the URL if the DOI is not available) at the end of the citation.
The DOI (Digital Object Identifier) is a unique alpha-numeric code given to individual online works. The DOI usually appears at the top of the article or in the database record for the article. At the moment, not all publishers provide DOIs.
For articles retrieved from a database (e.g. Cinahl, CBCA, Academic Search Complete), the DOI is preferred. If it is not available, the database name is cited rather than the URL.
For further information refer to pages14.4 -14.12, and 14.184-14.185 in the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed.
Tolmacz, Rami. “Concern and Empathy: Two Concepts or One.” American
Journal of Psychoanalysis 68, no. 3 (2008): 257-275. doi:
18. Rami Tolmacz, “Concern and Empathy: Two Concepts or One,”
American Journal Psychoanalysis 68, no. 3 (2008): 259, doi:
Sandage, Steven J. “Comparison of Two Group Interventions to Promote
Forgiveness: Empathy as a Mediator of Change.” Journal of Mental
Health Counseling 32, no. 1 (2010): 35-57. Academic Search Complete.
19. Steven J. Sandage, “Comparison of Two Group Interventions to
Promote Forgiveness: Empathy as a Mediator of Change,” Journal of Mental
Health Counseling 32, no. 1 (2010): 39, Academic Search Complete.
Ellingson, Terry. “The Technique of Chordal Singing in the Tibetan Style.”
American Anthropologist 72, no. 4 (1970): 826-831.
20. Terry Ellingson, “The Technique of Chordal Singing in the Tibetan
Style,” American Anthropologist 72, no. 4 (1970): 829,
Testa, Bernard, and Lamont B. Kier. “Emergence and Dissolvence in the Self-
Organisation of Complex Systems.” Entropy 2, no. 1 (March 2000): 1-25.
21. Bernard Testa and Lamont B. Kier, “Emergence and Dissolvence in
the Self-Organisation of Complex Systems,” Entropy 2, no. 1 (March 2000):
Bean, Heidi R. “Carla Harryman’s Non/Representation and the Ethics of
Dispersive.” Postmodern Culture 20, no. 1 (2009).
22. Heidi R. Bean, “Carla Harryman’s Non/Representation and the Ethics
of Dispersive,” Postmodern Culture 20, no. 1 (2009),
If the magazine was obtained from a database, provide the database name.
Latimer, Joanne. “Well-Bred and Well-Heeled.” Chatelaine, February 2011,
114. CBCA Complete.
23. Joanne Latimer, “Well-Bred and Well-Heeled,” Chatelaine, February
2011, 114, CBCA Complete.
If the magazine was viewed online, include the DOI (if available) or the URL.
Elliott, Justin. “What Sharia Law Actually Means.” Salon, February 26, 2011.
24. Justin Elliott, “What Sharia Law Actually Means,” Salon, February 26,
2011, http://www.salon.com/news/islam/index.html?story=/ politics/
Eustace, Chantal. “One Nail at a Time.” Winnipeg Free Press, February 26,
2011, G4. Canadian Newsstream.
25. Chantal Eustace, “One Nail at a Time,” Winnipeg Free Press,
February 26, 2011, G4, Canadian Newsstream.