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Academic Integrity - Referencing, Citation & Avoiding Plagiarism: Journal Article ePublication (ahead of print)

This guide explains what referencing and citation is and how to use the APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA and Vancouver Styles. It includes a short interactive tutorial on each style.

Journal Article ePublication (ahead of print)

Reference: Author(s) Last name, Initials. (Year) ‘Article title’, Journal Title (published online ahead of print Day Month). Available at: DOI/URL (Accessed Day Month Year).

Example: Hawke, J., Wadsworth, S., & DeFries, J. (2006). ‘Genetic influences on reading difficulties in boys and girls: the Colorado twin study’, Dyslexia (published online ahead of print 24 September). Available at: (Accessed 10 October 2006).


  • Author(s) Last name (Year)
  • (Author(s) Last name, Year)


  • Hawke, Wadsworth and DeFries (2006) argue ….
  • Others have shown (Hawke, Wadsworth and DeFries, 2006).... 

Note: In the absence of clear guidelines from the title "Cite Them Right", this is how UCD Library have interpreted online advice on referencing ahead of print journal publications.