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Holmesglen Harvard Referencing Guide

Journals, newspapers and magazines overview

In this section:


Items published on a regular basis, such as journals, magazines and newspapers, are known as serials or periodicals. Include the same elements as for a book, but exclude the publication information and add the volume, issue and page number(s) instead.

Each reference may include the following elements:

  • Author
  • Date
  • Title of article
  • Title of periodical
  • Volume
  • Issue number
  • Page number(s)

Example title page of a journal article

annotated example of referencing information found on a journal article title page

Common abbreviations

& and
n.d. no date
vol./vols. volume/volumes
iss. issue
no. number
p./pp. page/pages
et al. and others