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Examples - journal and magazine articles


This article was found in the journal Sustainability Matters.

When referencing a journal or magazine article, the information needed can be found on the cover and spine of the journal, as well as on the pages where the article is found:

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To create a Harvard end-text citation for a magazine or journal article, we need to follow the following formatting pattern:

formatting pattern for journal

The Harvard end-text reference for this article will be:

Davis, L 2017, 'CRC to fight food waste', Sustainability Matters, Oct/Nov, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 20-21.

The in-text reference will look like:

(Davis 2017, p. 20)


  • The author will be the author of the article, rather than the author of the journal.
  • If no author is given, the title of the article is listed first.
    e.g. 'CRC to fight food waste' 2017, Sustainability Matters, Oct/Nov, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 20-21.
  • The title of the article is surrounded by single quotation marks with only the first word and pronouns capitalised.
  • The title of the magazine/journal is in italics. All of the words are capitalised.
  • Include enough issue information to enable your reader to be able to locate the article themselves. 
  • The abbreviation for 'volume' is vol. (with a lowercase 'v')
  • The abbreviation for a page number is p.
  • The abbreviation for a range of pages is pp.