There is no one definitive answer when it comes to whether or not a blog needs to be cited in academic papers. While some journals may prefer that all sources used in an article be cited, others may not require it.
Ultimately, it is up to the individual journal’s editors to decide whether or not citation is required.
When citing a blog, it is generally recommended that the author’s last name and the blog’s title be cited together. For example, if the author is Jane Smith and the blog title is “My Blog,” then “Smith, Jane. (2013). My Blog.” would be a valid citation. If the author’s last name is Smith and the blog title is “Jane’s Blog,” then “Smith, Jane.
If the blog has multiple authors, then each author’s last name should be cited with their respective article title (e.g., “Doe, A., & Smith, J. ). The Effect of Technology on Student Writing.”).
In general, when citing blogs for academic purposes, it is important to use consistent citation formats so that readers can easily track down your sources. It is also important to carefully review the journal’s guidelines for citing blogs before submitting an article for publication.