Online journal article

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) argues that…


…was argued (Gorman 2008).

Format for reference list

Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

Author (Year of publication), 'Title of article', Name of Publication, Volume(Issue):Page numbers, date of viewing. URL

Reference list example

Article with page numbers:

Gorman, GE (2008), 'The plague of plagiarism in an online world', Online Information Review, 32(4):297-301, viewed 23 May 2016.

Article without page numbers:

Padilla, T (2016), 'Humanities data in the library: integrity, form, access', D-Lib Magazine,  22(3/4), viewed 2 June 2016.

Style notes for this reference type

Please note that the style manual used to create this guide to Harvard: Snooks and Co. (rev.) 2002, Style manual for authors, editors and printers, 6th edn, John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd., Milton, Qld, does not provide specific advice on citing online journal articles. These guidelines are based on the general advice on citing electronic material on pp. 230-1 of the style manual.

You should cite an electronic journal article in the same way as a printed journal article, with the addition of the following in the entry in the reference list:

If there are no page numbers, these can be omitted.

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