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Referencing Journals

Referencing print journals

References to journal articles should include the following:

  • The author of the article - by surname and initial(s) in CAPITALS
  • The title of the article
  • The title of the journal (in italics or bold)
  • Year of publication
  • The volume number
  • The part or issue number
  • The page numbers
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Referencing ejournals

Many electronic journals are also available in print format. If this is the case, simply follow the instructions for referencing print articles given previously.

If the journal is only available electronically, however, references should include the following information:

  • The author(s) - by surname and initial(s) in CAPITALS
  • The title of the article
  • The title of the journal (in italics)
  • [online]
  • Place of publication and publisher
  • Date of publication
  • The volume number
  • The issue or part number
  • The page numbers (if applicable)
  • The date you viewed the online article
  • The URL or DOI
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