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Journal Title Abbreviations: Home

Many databases give the full title of the journal in a citation, but some use only an abbreviation for the journal name. These online sources can be helpful to identify the full title of a journal from an abbreviation.

Multisubject Sites to Identify the Full Title of a Journal from an Abbreviation

All That JAS: Journal Abbreviation Sources

Journal Abbreviation Sources is a registry of Web resources that list or provide access to the full title of journal abbreviations or other types of abbreviated publication titles (e.g., conference proceedings titles).


Journal Abbreviations in Individual Databases

ACS (American Chemical Society)

Biological Journals and Abbreviations

Journal Citation Reports (Impact Factors)


Medline/PubMed Journal Abbreviations

SciFinder Scholar (Chemical Abstracts) 

Wiley InterScience Acronyms, Symbols, and Abbreviations


Input the abbreviation in the Worldcat search box. Remember to check the full record to make sure this is the correct title, since Worldcat executes a keyword search.