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Referencing Journal Articles

  • Take care when citing that you indicate which is the title of the article and which is the title of the journal.
  • If the Journal is an online journal then the Harvard references  must include the access date and accession details

 Template for Harvard reference of an Article

Journal Article    

(Author, Date)


  • Author (Surname, Initial.)
  • Year of publication (in round brackets)
  • Title of article (in single quotation marks)  
  • Title of Journal (in Italics and capitalise first letter of every word except linking words such as; and, as, of, a, the, for)   
  • Journal Volume
  • Journal volume(Issue, part, month or season), 
  • Page range pp. 6 – 56.
  • doi (if available)

Citing Journal Articles: Examples

Journal Article: online According to Berger and Boritz (20140 Berger, L and Boritz, J.E. (2012) 'Accounting students' sensitivity to attributes of information integrity. Issues in Accounting Education, 27(4), pp. 867-893. doi: 10.2308/iace-50252 (Accessed 12 July 2014).

Journal Article: Prepublication

As stated by Nayak and Waterson (2016)


Nayak, R. and Waterson, P. (2016) 'The assessment of food safety culture: an investigation of current challenges, barriers and future opportunities within the food industry'. To be published in Food Control [Preprint] . Available at: (Accessed 15 December 2021).


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

What is a Digital Object Identifier (DOI)?

digital object identifier (DOI) is a character string (a "digital identifier") used for identifying content objects in the digital environment, such as an electronic document.

DOI names are used to provide current information, including where they (or information about them) can be found on the Internet. Information about a digital object may change over time, including where to find it, but its DOI name will not change.

To find a document using a DOI

  1. Copy the DOI of the document you want to open and paste into search box at

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