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MHS Library | How to cite and reference your sources (Monash University)

Scholarly Journals/Periodicals

Notes:

  • Follow these examples closely for all layout, punctuation, spacing and capitalizing.
  • There is no need to include the retrieval date.
  • Do not write "p" before the page number.
  • Do not write "vol" before the volume number but italicize the number.
  • Do not italicize the issue number but put it in brackets.
  • Leave no space between volume and issue number.

 

Digital Object Identification (DOI) and URLs

 

The digital object identifier (DOI) is a unique identifier, and should be provided in the reference where it is available. This alphanumeric string is usually located on the first page with other referencing elements in both print and electronic articles. If no DOI is available for an electronic article, provide the URL information in the reference (usually the home page for the journal)

DOI location example

 

Journal Article with One Author 

 

Format

Author, A. A. (year of publication). Title of article. Journal Title, volume number(issue number), page–page. doi:xxxx

Reference List

Mellers, B. A. (2000). Choice and the relative pleasure of consequences. Psychological Bulletin, 126(6), 910–924. doi: 10.1037//0033-2909.126.6.910

 

Two to seven authors

 

Format

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year of publication). Title of article. Journal Title, volume number(issue number), page–page. doi:xxxx

When a reference has up to seven authors, spell out all authors' names in the reference list

Reference list   

Bechara, A., Damasio, H., & Damasio A. R. (2000). Emotion, decision making and the orbitofrontal cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 10(3), 295–307. doi:10.1093/cercor/10.3.295

 

Eight or more authors

 

Format

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (year of publication). Title of article. Journal Title, volume number(issue number), page–page. doi:xxxx

When an article has more than 7 authors, type the first 6 authors' names followed by an ellipsis(...)then the last author's name.

Reference

Wolchik, S. A., West, S. G., Sandler, I. N., Tein, J., Coatsworth, D., Lengua, L., ...Griffin, W. A. (2000). An experimental evaluation of theory-based mother and mother-child programs for children of divorce. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68(5), 843–856 DOI:10.1037//0022-006X.68.5.843

 

If the article has no DOI, use the URL of the homepage of the journal

 

Format

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year of publication). Title of article. Journal Title, volume number(issue number), page–page. Retrieved from URL.

Reference List

Trankle, S. A., & Haw, J. (2009). Predicting Australian health behaviour from health beliefs. Electronic Journal of Applied Psychology, 5(2), 9–17. Retrieved from http://ojs.lib.swin.edu.au/index.php/ejap/

 

Print Article with no DOI

 

Format

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year of publication). Title of article. Journal Title, volume number(issue number), page–page.

Reference List

Crowden, A. (2008). Professional boundaries and the ethics of dual and multiple overlapping relationships in psychotherapy. Monash Bioethics Review, 27(4), 10–27.