Journal and Magazine Articles

You may need to consult more than one section to accurately represent the source used (eg. number of authors and source descriptions)

Format for in-text citation

In-text citation example

Gorman (2008, p. 297) argues that…


…was argued (Gorman 2008, p. 297).


…was argued (Lindsay 2016, pp. 101-103).

Format for reference list

Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

Author Year of publication, 'Title of article', Name of Publication, Volume, Issue, Page numbers.

Reference list example

Gorman, GE 2008, 'The plague of plagiarism in an online world', Online Information Review, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 297-301.

Style notes for this reference type

  • Italicise the name of the journal/publication. Use maximal capitalisation - capitalise the first and all major words of the journal name. Give the journal name in full e.g. Journal of Immunology not J Immunol
  • Article titles are contained within single quotation marks and are not italicised. Use minimal capitalisation - capitalise only the first word of the article title and any proper nouns. Include both article title and subtitle regardless of length e.g. 'Still moving: between cinema and photography'.
  • If the journal is part of a series include the series title in the citation. Series titles are not italicised and are placed after the journal name. Use minimal capitalisation.
  • There is no comma or full-stop between the author and year of publication. Commas are used to separate all other elements. The reference entry finishes with a full-stop.
  • The volume number, issue details and inclusive page numbers follow the journal title.
  • If a journal does not use volume numbers, include the month, season or other designation after the title.
  • The reference list entry for an article in a foreign language can include a translation, in brackets, following the article title e.g. Langhi, C & Cariou, B 2010 'Metabolisme du cholesterol et fonction beta-cellulaire', (Cholesterol metabolism and beta-cell function)

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