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Articles from Journals

References to articles found in journals are written in a similar manner to those in books. The note should include

  • The name of the author - as it is written in the article
  • The title - enclosed in single quotation marks
  • The name of the journal - in italics
  • The volume number of the journal in Arabic numerals ('1,2' not 'I, VI')
  • Year (or academic year) in which the volume was published
  • The first and last page numbers of the article, without 'pp.'
  • The specific page number(s) of the reference, following 'p.' or 'pp.' in brackets.

Note that there is no need to use the word 'in'.

Where a name or other word in the title is enclosed in quotation marks, use double quotation marks in the reference. Only use abbreviations of journal titles where the reader is certain to know to which journal you are referring.


F. R. Loomis, 'Angling Poetry: From Walton to Ransome' Journal of Piscatorial History, 12 (1972), 124-67 (p. 149)

P. R. L. Brown, 'Religious Dissent in the Later Roman Empire: The Case of North Africa', History, 46 (1961), 83-101 (p. 84).



Write out a reference to this work in full.

Author: W. H. C. Frend

Title: The Divjak Letters: New Light on St Augustine's Problems, 416-428

Journal: Journal of Ecclesiastical History

Number: 34

Date: 1983

Pages: 497-512

Specific page reference: 499

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Fill in the gaps in this reference.

E. M. Wood, , American Journal of Ancient History, 8 , 1-47 .

Well Done!Oh Dear! Pay close attention to the order in which the information is written, and the use of brackets in this reference.

Word bank: 'Agricultural Slavery in Classical Athens', (1983), (p. 40)

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