Oxford Referencing: Journal articles

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Basic format to reference a journal article

Format for footnotes for a journal article:

1 A. Author, 'Title of Article: Subtitle', Title of Journal in Italics, vol. xx, no. xx, year, p. xx.

Example:

1 R.A. Goldthwaite, 'The Florentine Palace as Domestic Architecture: Four Centuries of Influence', American Historical Review, vol. 77, no. 4, 1972, p. 97.

  • In your Reference List the author's initials come after the surname and the full range of the article's pages is added, see examples below.
  • Use single quotation marks to enclose direct quotations. Quotes of 30 or more words are indented 1 cm from left hand margin, started as a new paragraph and don’t need quotation marks. More information about how to include quotes in your essay is available on the Getting Started with Oxford Referencing page.

Referencing a journal article: Examples

Material Type Footnote Example Reference List Example

Journal Article: single author.

1 S.Oztas, 'A Literary Genre in Value Education in History Courses: Poems', Journal of Education and Training Studies, vol. 6, no. 5, 2018, p. 35.

Oztas, S., 'A Literary Genre in Value Education in History Courses: Poems', Journal of Education and Training Studies, vol. 6, no. 5, 2018, pp. 34-39.

Journal Article: Two authors.

1 S. Purchell and R. Barrell, 'The Value of Collaboration: Raising Confidence and Skills in Information Literacy with First Year Initial Teacher Education Students', Journal of Information Literacy, vol. 8, no. 2, 2014, p. 62.

 Purchell, S. and Barrell, R., 'The Value of Collaboration: Raising Confidence and Skills in Information Literacy with First Year Initial Teacher Education Students', Journal of Information Literacy, vol. 8, no. 2, 2014, pp. 56-70.

Journal Article: Three authors.

1 A. Schmidt Hanbidge, T. Tin and N. Sanderson, 'Information Literacy Skills on the Go: Mobile Learning Innovation', Journal of Information Literacy, vol. 12, no. 1, 2018, p. 130.

Schmidt Hanbidge A.,Tin, T. and Sanderson, N., 'Information Literacy Skills on the Go: Mobile Learning Innovation', Journal of Information Literacy, vol. 12, no. 1, 2018, pp. 118-136.

Journal Article: More than three authors.

1 M. Banfi et al., 'Cards as a Tool in History Teaching', Form@re: Open Journal per la Formazione in Rete, vol. 18, no. 1, 2018, p. 370.

 Banfi, M.,et al., 'Cards as a Tool in History Teaching', Form@re: Open Journal per la Formazione in Rete, vol. 18, no. 1, 2018, pp. 368-378.

Journal Article: Online

Note: A journal article accessed from the Library Catalogue, from a Library Database, E-Reserve or VU Collaborate is cited using the same format as for a print article.

1 K. Toffoletti, 'How is Gender-based Violence Covered in the Sporting News?: An Account of the Australian Football League Sex Scandal', Women's Studies International Forum, vol. 30, no. 5, 2007, p. 427.

Toffoletti, K., 'How is Gender-based Violence Covered in the Sporting News?: An Account of the Australian Football League Sex Scandal', Women's Studies International Forum, vol. 30, no. 5, 2007, pp. 420-444.

Journal Article: Accessed from a webpage   

1 F. Giovagnorio,'Dedications for the Hero Ptoios in Akraiphia, Boeotia',  Rosetta, no. 22, Spring 2018, p. 20, http://www.rosetta.bham.ac.uk, (accessed 18 September 2018).

Use paragraph or section numbers if no page numbers, e.g. p. Section 2, para. 5,

 ​Giovagnorio, F., 'Dedications for the Hero Ptoios in AkraiphiaBoeotia',  Rosettano. 22, Spring 2018, p. 20, http://www.rosetta.bham.ac.uk, (accessed 18 September 2018).

 

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