Style Issues: An alternative to fussy punctuation

The only truly credible alternative to obeying fully the rules of English punctuation is to avoid punctuation at every opportunity! This produces a very clean, uncluttered style in print.

For example:

O'Hagan CM (May 1995) Custom Videos for Flexible Learning. In Innovations in Education and Training International 32 (2) 131 - 138.

Russell B (1961) History of Western Philosophy second edition. London: George, Allen & Unwin.

Every piece of information is clearly identifiable, with punctuation kept to the places where it is absolutely necessary to separate information. It is easy to be consistent using such a stripped down approach.

But you must use the main conventions in Harvard for the order of information.

Please refer to your Programme/Module Handbook for specific guidance about punctuation.