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 [23] 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.”