Roadmap to Referencing

for use with Harvard-UniSA Style referencing


Newspaper or magazine article

Description: An article in a periodical containing news or editorial opinion


  • Omit initial The in English language newspaper titles, e.g. The Australian is written as Australian.
  • If a newspaper article has no author, cite the newspaper title as author and include the specific date of publication in brackets in-text, e.g.
    • In-text: The Australian Financial Review (22 October 2012, p. 46) examines...
    • Reference list: Australian Financial Review 2012, ‘US comes to a turning point’, 22 October, p. 46.

In-text citation

Format and layout:
Author’s family name OR Authoring body (year, page number if applicable)
(Author’s family name OR Authoring body year, page number if applicable)
Giedroyc and Reed (2012, p. 25) compare... contemporary literature (Westwood 2012, p. 15).

Reference List / Bibliography

Format and layout:
Author’s family name, Initial(s) year, ‘Title of article’, Title of magazine or newspaper, date OR publication information, pp. x–xx.
Giedroyc, M & Reed, B 2012, ‘Was Lennon really a genius?’, Spectator, 6 October, pp. 24–6.
Westwood, M 2012, ‘Welcome into an exclusive fold’, Australian, 4 September, p. 15.
Wolff, R 2012, ‘Warhol Warhol everywhere’, ARTnews, vol. 111, no. 8, pp. 76–81.