- Many journals now appear in print and online.
- If you are citing an article from a journal that appears both in print and online, and you obtained your particular copy online, then you should still cite the journal using the above conventions for print versions.
- If the relevant journal appears only in an online version, follow AGLC rule 5.10
The details which must be included in the footnote are:
- Author(s) — Should appear exactly as they do on the title page of the source, but initials in names should not be followed by full stops or separated by spaces for multiple initials.
- Title of the article — Put in single quotation marks. Capitalise the first letter of each word in the title except articles ('the', 'a', 'an'), conjunctions (e.g. 'and', 'but', etc.) and prepositions (e.g. 'on', 'with', etc.).
- Year — Put in round brackets.
- Volume of journal — Most journals are organised by volume number. Where this is not the case and the journal is organised by year, leave out the volume number and put the year in square brackets with a space before the issue number.
- Issue of journal — Put in round brackets immediately after the volume number with no space between. If the issue is a season or month rather than a number or follows a year in square brackets put a space between.
- Title of the journal — Put in italics, in full (in contrast to the use of abbreviated title for law reports).
- Page number — Starting page for the article or article number/identifier:page range.
- Pinpoint — Cite the particular page(s) referred to.