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Sometimes of publications use letters in the page numbers to give information about where that article appeared. For example, a newspaper or magazine might have different sections, and each section has a letter (so the "feature articles" section might start every page with an F).

Journals with "special issues" or "supplements" may also use special page number formats including letters to show that the article is from one of those special publications.

If you can, check the citation advice for that article to see if the publication give you an indication of how to format the page number. If you cannot find citation advice from the publication, always write the page numbers exactly as they appear on the page.

For example:

Calma, T. (2009). A human rights based approach to social and emotional wellbeing. Australasian Psychiatry, 17(1 suppl), S15-S19.

Kruger, D. J., Fisher, M. L., Strout, S. L., Clark, S., Lewis, S., & Wehbe, M. (2014). Pride and prejudice or family and flirtation? Jane Austen's depiction of women's mating strategies. Philosophy and Literature, 38(1), A114-A128.

In text, if you are using a direct quote or need to include a page number for any other reason, you will write the page number exactly as formatted on the page: (Kruger et al., 2014, p. A119).