Newspaper article [from Print source using OSCOLA]

Overview

If the author is not named, begin the footnote with the title. If the reference is to an editorial, the author is cited as Editorial. If the article is sourced from the internet and there is no page numbering, provide the web site address and date of access.

Standard Form

As a footnote:

Author, 'Article Title' Name of Newspaper (City of publication, day Month year) first page number of article, pinpoint page if required.

Examples

'Caffeine Linked to Mental Illness' New York Times (New York, 13 July 1991) 21.

Editorial, 'Redemption, Rehabilitation and Basic Human Rights' The Independent (London, 22 August 2007) 3.

H Young, 'Battle of Snakes and Ladders' The Guardian (London, 25 July 1996) 15.

Reference List

List newspaper articles alphabetically by author's last name under the heading Secondary Sources. If an Editorial list alphabetically under Editorial. If there is no author list alphabetically by first word/s of title at beginning of list under the heading Secondary Sources.

In your bibliography, the author's surname should precede his or her initial(s), with no comma separating them, but a comma after the first initial. Only initials should be used, not forenames, e.g.

Young H, 'Battle of Snakes and Ladders' The Guardian (London, 25 July 1996) 15.

Notes

  • Treat multiple authors in the same way as multiple authors of books. If there is no author, begin the footnote with the title.
  • Reference: Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, OSCOLA: Oxford Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (4th edn Oxford University 2010) 42.