How to cite an online magazine article in Harvard

Harvard online magazine article citation

To cite an online magazine article in a reference entry in Harvard style include the following elements:

  1. Author(s) of the online magazine article: Give the last name and initials (e. g. Watson, J.) of up to three authors with the last name preceded by 'and'. For four authors or more include the first name followed by et al., unless your institution requires referencing of all named authors.
  2. Year of publication: Give the year in round brackets.
  3. Title of the online magazine article: Give the title of the article in single quotation marks.
  4. Title of the magazine: Give the title in italics and capitalize the first letter of the first word and proper nouns.
  5. Volume number: Give the volume number.
  6. Issue information: Give the issue number and, if given, the month or season.
  7. Page numbers: Give the page range if available.
  8. URL: Give the full URL of the web page including the protocol (http:// or https://).
  9. Date of access: Give the day month and year.

Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of an online magazine article in Harvard style:

Author(s) of the online magazine article. (Year of publication) 'Title of the online magazine article', Title of the magazine, Volume number (Issue information), pp. Page numbers. Available at: URL (Accessed: Date of access).

Take a look at our reference list examples that demonstrate the Harvard style guidelines in action:

Examples

An article from the digital version of a technology magazine

Pollack, M. E. (2005) 'Intelligent technology for an aging population: The use of AI to assist elders with cognitive impairment', AI Magazine, 26(2), pp. 9-24. Available at: https://www.aaai.org/(Accessed:13 September 2009).

An article from the digital version of a science magazine

Glausiusz, J. (2007) 'Better planet: Can a maligned pesticides save lives?', Discover Magazine, 20(November). Available at: http://discovermagazine.com/(Accessed:10 April 2010).

Note: This article had no issue or page numbers.

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