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Law: UWC Law Referencing Style

Journal Articles

Journal Articles

  • The name of the author(s) must appear as indicated for the author/s of a book.
  • The title of the article must appear in sentence case, in roman, and within single inverted commas.
  • The year (in brackets) the volume (where relevant) and the title of the journal must be supplied. The title of the journal must be in italics.
  • The names of well-known journals (such as SALJ) should be abbreviated. Otherwise, LJ, LR and other abbreviations may be used.


Dube J ‘The new Consumer Protection Act: An introduction (2002) 119 SALJ 700 725.
Moyo SP ‘The decline and fall of constitutionalism’ (1998) 23 SAJHR 456.

Where the periodical carries no volume number, the year is not placed in brackets, eg 2006 Acta Juridica 43; 2003 TSAR 89; 2004 Annual Survey of South African Law 776.

The above-referencing style is followed for references to journal articles in footnotes. In the bibliography, the first and last pages of the article must be included.



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