The name of a journal in a journal article citation is usually abbreviated: For example: MNRAS is the abbreviation for the Monthy Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Rather than try and guess the full journal title, there are online tools and strategies available that make this easy.
One strategy is to simply type the journal abbreviation onto Google.
Other web based journal abbreviation databases are also available:
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