how to reference a journal in text
In their review of the literature (Knapik et al., 2015)…
In an effort to simplify journal referencing, as long as the journal reference provides enough bibliographic information for the article to be located, other elements no longer need to be included, for example [Online], database title and URL.
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If you are referencing the name of a journal, the journal name would be in italics.
To write the the name of an article title in the body of your paper:
If a document has six or more authors, simply provide the last name of the first author with “et al.” from the first citation to the last.
Always cite both authors’ names in-text everytime you reference them. Example : Johnson and Smith (2009) found.
Your in-text citation should include both authors: the author(s) of the original source and the author(s) of the secondary source. For example: (Habermehl, 1985, as cited in Kersten, 1987).
You should always try to read and cite the original work (the primary source). If it is not possible to do this, you have to cite the original as contained in the secondary source.