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Harvard Referencing Style Guide: Journal articles

This guide shows students and staff how to reference using the Harvard Referencing style.

Citing journal articles

  • Citations for online journals must have the access date and details of the database in which the journal appears online (databases are 'bundles' of journals and a journal article found online will often be in a journal that is part of a bigger database)
  • Take care when citing that you indicate which is the title of the article and which is the title of the journal.

Citing journal articles: examples

Material Type

In-Text Example

Reference List Example

Journal Article (Jennings, 1997: 37) Jennings, P. 1997. The performance and competitive advantage of small firms: a management perspective. International Small Business Journal, 15(2): 63-75.
Journal Article (Conley & Galeson, 1998: 32) Conley, T.G. & Galeson, D.W. 1998. Nativity and wealth in mid-nineteenth century cities. Journal of Economic History, 58(2): 468-493.
Journal Article (Liveris, 2011: 2) Liveris, A. 2011. Ethics as a strategy. Leadership Excellence, 28(2): 17-18.