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Referencing and assignment writing: Citing journals

Citing journals

Journal articles   Note: A PDF ejournal article with page numbers is referenced the same way as a print article​

In-Text:                 (Meindl 1987)

References:        Meindl, D 1987, 'Chips for advanced computing', Scientific American, vol. 257, no. 4, pp. 54-62. 


Journal articles with two authors

In-Text:               (Barletta & Witteveen 2007)

References:      Barletta, J & Witteveen, K 2007, 'Pastoral care in hospitals: an overview of issues', Australian Journal of Primary Health, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 97-105.


Journal articles with three authors

In-Text:               (Coppell, Brown & Perry, 2003)

References:      Coppell, JA, Brown, SA & Perry, DJ 2003, 'Veno-occlusive disease: cytokines, genetics and haemostasis', Blood Reviews, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 63-70.


Journal articles with more than three authors

In-Text:                 (Dumoulin et al. 2000)

References:        Dumoulin, SO, Bittar, RG, Kabani, NJ, Baker, CL, Jr, Le Goualher, G, Pike, GB & Evans, AC 2000, 'A new anatomical landmark for reliable identification of human area V5/MT: a quantitative analysis of sulcal patterning', Cerebral Cortex, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 454-63.

Note: List of all authors in Reference list entry


Electronic- Journal articles (PDF with page numbers)

In-Text:                 (Farley 2008)

References:        Farley, J 2008, ‘The role of prices in conserving critical natural capital', Conservation Biology, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 1399-408.                                       


Electronic- Journal articles (without page numbers)

In-Text:                (Wallis 1992, para. 6.13)

Note: no pagination here but numbered sections are given instead if needed. 

References:      Wallis, C 1992, 'Asymmetric dependence and mental representation', Psychology, vol. 3, no. 70,
                             viewed 18 November 2003, <>.

Note:  Add the date viewed and the URL only if these are necessary to find the document where the article has no page reference or is published online ahead of print. 


Methods of citation

If you cannot find an example for what you are looking for then use: Chapter 12 'Methods of citations' from Snooks (2002)

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