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UQ Harvard referencing style

The Harvard style is a generic author-date style for citing and referencing information used.

Elements of the citation - Journal article

Author(s) of journal article – family name and initials Year of publication, ‘Title of journal article – in single quotation marks’, Title of Journal – italicised, Volume, Issue or number, Page number(s).

Note: Minimal capitalisation is recommended for the titles of articles; maximal capitalisation is conventionally used for journal titles. See examples below.

Author information

For guidance on author variations (no author, many authors etc) please consult the section Book (including author information) as the same rules regarding authors will apply.

Print/Online journal article with page numbers

Reference type Example

Huffman (1996) expanded on the theory …


… uses for whey protein (Huffman 1996).

Reference list  Huffman, LM 1996, ‘Processing whey protein for use as a food ingredient’, Food Technology, vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 49-52.
EndNote Journal article

Online journal article without page numbers

Reference type Example
In-text  … the discipline of art history (Donahue-Wallace & Chanda 2005).
Reference list  Donahue-Wallace, K & Chanda, J 2005, 'A case study in integrating the best practices of face-to-face art history and online teaching', Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer-Enhanced Learning, vol. 7, no. 1, viewed 30 January 2009, <>.
EndNote  Electronic article