Acronyms and Abbreviations

The following is a list of online resources to help you with the fun task of interpreting, or creating, journal abbreviations.

Convert Abbreviations to Full Journal Title

Abbreviations.com

Abbreviations.com is a web resource that provides access to full titles of journal abbreviations in most subject categories. See All that JAS for further assistance.

Get it @ UWO Citation Checker

This Citation Linker is a service provided by SFX and the “Get it @ UWO” initiative. It works by matching up your inputed citation information with the best electronic resource available via an SFX lookup. You can use this service to find the full name of a journal from its abbreviation. Off campus users must log in.

PubMed Journal Database

Use the NLM catalog in PubMed to translate journal abbreviations to full titles. Use the advanced search feature for more precise results. Off campus users must log in.

WorldCAT

Search WorldCAT for the abbreviation as a keyword. Off campus users must log in.

Convert Full Journal Titles to Abbreviations

PubMed Journal Database

Type the name of the journal into NLM catalog in PubMed by journal title, and an abbreviation will be given on the next screen. Use the advanced search feature for more precise results. Off campus users must log in.

Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory

Search Ulrich’s by keyword, journal title or journal keyword: click on the links for more information. Abbreviations and medical abbreviations are located near the “Additional Title Information” section.