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Referencing & Citing Guide: Journal Articles

This Referencing and Citing Guide provides referencing examples to act as guidelines for the UOW Harvard, AGLC, APA 6 and Footnoting (Oxford) referencing styles.

AGLC - Journal Articles

Format Notes Footnotes
Article from a print journal

See AGLC rule 4.


The details which must be included in the footnote are:
Author(s) - Give the first name(s) and family name(s) if known, then comma. If first name(s) not known, use initials.


Title of the article - Put in single quotation marks. Capitalise the first letter of each word in the title except articles ('the', 'a', 'an'), conjunctions (e.g. 'and', 'but', etc.) and prepositions (e.g. 'on', 'with', etc.).


Year - Put in round brackets.


Volume of journal - Most journals are organised by volume number. Where this is not the case and the journal is organised by year, leave out the volume number and put the year in square brackets.


Title of the journal - Put in italics, in full (in contrast to the use of abbreviated title for law reports).


First page of article.


Pinpoint - Cite the particular page referred to.


David R Johnson and David G Post, 'Law and Borders - The Rise of Law in Cyberspace'  (1996) 48 Stanford Law Review 1367.
Article from an online journal

Many journals now appear in print and online.


If you are citing an article from a journal that appears both in print and online, and you obtained your particular copy online, then you should still cite the journal using the above conventions for print versions.


If the relevant journal appears only in an online version, follow AGLC rule 4.9.


The details which must be included in the footnote are:


Author(s) - Give the first name(s) and family name(s) if known, then comma. If first name(s) not known, use initials.


Title of the article - Put in single quotation marks. Capitalise the first letter of each word in the title except articles ('the', 'a', 'an'), conjunctions (e.g. 'and', 'but', etc.) and prepositions (e.g. 'on', 'with', etc.).


Year - Put in round brackets.


Volume of journal - Most journals are organised by volume number. Where this is not the case and the journal is organised by year, leave out the volume number and put the year in square brackets.


Title of the journal - Put in italics, in full (in contrast to the use of abbreviated title for law reports).


First page of article.


Pinpoint - Cite the particular page referred to.


Uniform resource locator - Place the URL in pointy brackets < >. You may also like to make the URL a hyperlink in your document.

Jan Charbonneau, 'Protecting The Messenger: Carriage Service Providers' Liability for Third Party Copyright Infringement' (2006) 13 eLaw Journal: Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law 37 <https://elaw.murdoch.edu.au/archives/issues/2006/2/elaw_ProtectingtheMessenger.pdf>.