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Health Sciences Undergraduate Library Guide: Journal articles

Referencing an article from a journal

  • Author of article is first (surname and initials)
  • Then the date of publication
  • Follow with title of article. Only first word of title is capitalized
  • Then the name of journal (in italics) in which article appeared. Each word in journal name is capitalized
  • Indicate volume, issues or parts and page numbers of the article that you read.

Examples of  journal references:

In List of References

Ratnapalan, S.M. & Das, L. 2011. Causes of eye burns in children.

     Pediatric Emergency Care.  27(2):151-156.


In-text Citation

The objective was to ascertain the reported causes of burns to the eyes in children (Ratnapalan & Das, 2011:152)

 

In List of References
 

Cross, W.T. et al. 2012. Implementing clinical supervision for ICU outreach nurses:  a case study of their journey.

    Australian Critical Care. 25(4):263-270. 


In-text Citation

(Cross et al., 2012:264)   

 

In List of References

Khan, K. et al. 2010. Safety concerns for the use of calcium channel blockers in pregnancy for the treatment of spontaneous preterm labour

     and hypertension: a systematic review and meta-regression analysis. Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine. 23(9):1030-1038.   

In-text Citation

(Khan et al., 2010:1031) 

 

In List of References

Nkomo, N. 2015. Bearing the right to healthcare, autonomy and hope. Social Science & Medicine. 147:163-169.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.11.003

In-text Citation

(Nkomo, 2015:165)

Note: Add a DOI identifier, if available. A Digital Object Identifier (DOI®) is a unique number that identifies electronic documents and other objects in the digital environment. As the DOI is permanent, there is no need to add the date accessed in square brackets after the DOI number.