Answered By: Erin McDaniel
Last Updated: Aug 06, 2019     Views: 8421

Well, that depends. If it is the print version, it should be listed on the cover or spine, just like it would be for a magazine. If you are looking at an article you found in an electronic database, such as EBSCO Academic Search Complete, you will see the issue date for the journal in which the article appears either displayed in the result list or when you click on the article title. The issue date is usually accompanied by a volume number and an issue number.

If you are looking at an article in a database or from another electronic source, also look above the article title or at the end of the article. The issue date and volume number will often be listed there, as well.

If you are looking at something specific, and still can't find the publication date, give us more information, and we will help you locate it.

Comments (8)

  1. hi really could do with the publishing date of this article
    http://www.inase.org/library/2015/books/bypaper/MMMCE/MMMCE-06.pdf
    Recent Advances on Mechanics, Materials, Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering
    for an essay I am writing
    any help would be great

    Thank you
    by Liv on Nov 23, 2019
  2. oliviamackie10, If you look at the beginning of the document, you'll find the date.
    by Kathryn Park on Nov 25, 2019
  3. Hi! I am struggling to find who published this article and when it was published.https://www.academia.edu/35935389/Secularism_in_political_praxis-_freedom_equality_and_fraternity_in_a_secular_state-_A_South_African_perspective.docx
    by Klare van Heerden on Jul 05, 2020
  4. Hi Klare. I've searched Google Scholar, WorldCat and even googled, but the only place I find it is where you did. If it was published in a journal it would have come up in one of those places. So essentially the academics site is where it has been published, which is not a journal, but a sharing site.
    by COM Librarian on Jul 06, 2020
  5. Hi! I would like to know when this research journal was created or published; it just happened that it is somehow related to the study I am working on. Thanks a lot! Link: https://www.academia.edu/36249218/Project_Proposal_Renovation_of_CBSUA_Cafeteria
    by Miel on Oct 29, 2020
  6. Hi Miel, This project proposal hasn't been published in any academic journals, and the author did not put a date anywhere on the document. If it is still a source necessary to your paper, you could try to contact the author to find out when it was written.
    by Laura Russell on Oct 30, 2020
  7. I really need to know the published date of this article. I have reached out to the author to no avail. Please help! https://www.academia.edu/16558189/Rt_Rev_Hebert_Pakenham_Walsh_Founder_of_Thadagam_Ashram_An_Ecumenical_Bridge_between_Malankara_Orthodox_Syrian_Church_and_Church_of_Ireland
    by Sharon Ingram on Feb 05, 2021
  8. Sharon, unfortunately the publication date is simply not listed. The source is not a traditional academic journal. The closest I can find is the first footnote that mentions when the paper presented "This paper was presented at Sopana Orthodox Academy For Studies in Theology and Culture PG Fellowship Plenary Meeting was organized on Tuesday 30th December, 2014 at Sopana Academy Hall, Mar Baselios Dayara, Njaliyakuzhy, Kottayam, India."
    by KATHRYN PARK on Feb 09, 2021

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