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Academic Integrity - Referencing, Citation & Avoiding Plagiarism: Plagiarism Defined: Print journal article, up to seven authors

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.

Print journal article, up to seven authors

Reference: Last name, Initials First and all authors. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal. Volume number (Issue number) page. DOI

Example: Murphy, T., McGuigan, S., Shamely, H., Pennard, C., Coulstan, W., Osted, B., & Witcherly, C. (2014). Learning from the animals: the ethics of using white rats in psychological experiments. Journal of Animal Observation, 24, 130-170.

Note: for any article with up to seven authors, include all author names in the reference list.


  • First Author Last name et al. (Year)...
  • (First Author Last name et al., Year)...


  • Murphy et al. (2014) discuss the ethics of breeding white rats purely for experiementation purposes....
  • The article clearly articulates reasons why scientists should question both the ethics and validity of using white rats to generalise to human behaviour (Murphy et al., 2014).


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