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Harvard Referencing (AGSM)

Guide to the Harvard Referencing Style, as used by Australian Government bodies

Journal Articles

The format of a citation varies with the number of authors of the work, ensure you check the formatting is correct for the number of authors of the resources you are citing.

Use single quotation marks around the title if it is part of a publication and use italics for the name of the series, book or periodical. 

Standard journal articles


Author A (Year) ‘Title of article: subtitle of article’, Name of Journal, volume(issue):page–page, doi:number. or URL (if available)


Alam K and Imran S (2015) 'The digital divide and social inclusion among refugee migrants: a case in regional Australia', Information Technology & People, 28(2):344-365, doi:10.1108/ITP-04-2014-0083.

Jarvis S (2017) 'Dogs should look like dogs', The Veterinary Record, 181(14):354, doi:10.1136/vr.j4588.

Kitts-Morgan SE, Caires KC, Bohannon LA, Parsons EI and Hilburn KA (2015) 'Free-ranging farm cats: home range size and predation on a livestock unit in northwest Georgia', PLoS ONE, 10(4):e0120513, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0120513.

Pritchard S (1997) 'The United Nations and the making of a declaration on Indigenous rights', Aboriginal Law Bulletin, 3(89):4-9.


  • For online articles without a DOI include the URL. Place the full stop after the page numbers and put URL at the end of the reference after the full stop.
  • Some online journals do not have page numbers and use article numbers instead. Place the article number where the page numbers would go in the reference. 

For EndNote users:

EndNote Reference Type Journal article
Field notes
  • Enter the article number in the pages field for articles that have numbers instead of pages.
  • Enter the words 'in press' into the date field if the article is not yet published.

Journal articles 'in press'

Manuscript Accepted for Publication

Once an article is accepted for publication, the status changes to 'in press' and you can include the name of the journal in the reference.


Author A (in press) ‘Title of article: subtitle of article’, Name of Journal.


Castle R (in press) 'Shadowing a police officer: how to be unobtrusive while solving cases in spectacular fashion', Professional Writers' Journal.

For EndNote users:

EndNote Reference Type Journal article
Field notes
  • Enter 'in press' in the Year field

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