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Referencing refresher: Journal articles

Harvard Referencing

Welcome to this Refresher on Harvard Referencing. 

Use these pages to practice referencing books, ebooks, journal articles and websites in the Harvard style.

Journal articles

A reference is made of four parts:

  • Who? Author’s surname/s, Initial/s.
  • When? Year of publication
  • What? Title of the article
  • Where?  Title of the journal it is in, Volume and issue numbers, Page numbers

This information is written in the following format:

Author’s surname/s, Initial/s. (Year of publication) ‘Title of journal article.’ Title of journal (in italics), Volume number (Issue number), first and last page numbers of whole journal article.


How would you reference this journal article? 

Try it yourself

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Enter each piece of information then hit Enter.

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