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For in-text referencing for journal articles, when I want to quote the same article more than once, consecutively, do I have to reiterate the author's name?

So for example, can I do something like this:

Smith (1984) posits the notion that so and so forth is ‘quote’ (1984, p. 188), thus it is seen to be ‘quote’ (1984, p. 191). They utilise a 'paraphrased sentence of their idea' (1984, p. 275). 

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To avoid ambiguity it is

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Steven, 3 years ago

To avoid ambiguity it is safer to repeat the in-text reference but I agree that sometimes this can look inelegant. You can use the author's name as part of your sentence and then leave just the year in parentheses. You've done that in your example but you've doubled up a bit.

Have a look here for some more tips: https://www.lib.uts.edu.au/help/referencing/harvard-uts-referencing-guide/more-information and also there is a 'sample essay' here https://www.lib.uts.edu.au/help/referencing/harvard-uts-referencing-guide

regards,

Steven

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