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Citing in the main text of your work
Referencing in list at the end of your work
Surname/Family Name, INITIALS., Year. Title of journal article. Title of Academic Journal Publication [online] (if applicable), Volume number and (part number or issue number or date), Page numbers or e-number of article (if available).
What are the 'Title of journal article' and 'Title of Academic Journal Publication' details?
This extra bit of advice added to this online guide in November 2020 (will be added to the 20/21 PDF guide version in September 2021):
Print article example with volume number and issue number:
Or, if that same article has been access online, the reference would be presented like this:
Online journal article example with an issue number, but no volume number:
e.g. Le Page, M., 2017. DNA variants hint at how we pass on intelligence. New Scientist [online], (Issue 3131), 9.
Online journal article example with an e-number:
If there are multiple authors, you must list all in the reference list at the end of your work.
For articles that are described as ‘In Press’ you must include the full URL as the article has not been assigned a precise volume, issue or part number:
An article in a repository is usually the accepted peer-reviewed version, but may look different to the equivalent, final publisher-branded PDF found via library databases or journal publisher websites, so URL and access date need to be included. A repository contains open access works for a specific subject or institution (e.g. BU’s research repository is BURO).
Surname/Family Name, INITIALS., Year. Title. Journal Title [online], volume (issue), page numbers (if available). Available from: URL [Accessed Date].