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Citation, Documentation of Sources
Q. How does one cite a periodical that is mislabeled by the original publisher? I have an issue of a trade journal labeled volume 24, but it should be volume 23. Thank you for your help.
A. Put the volume number in square brackets  to imply that it is being supplied for some reason by the writer. To be perfectly clear, you could write “vol. 23; mislabeled as vol. 24.”