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Struggling to read that academic/scholarly journal article? Peer-reviewed articles are written by scholars and researchers, to be read by other scholars and researchers in the field. If you aren't used to reading these kinds of articles, sometimes the language and experiment details can be difficult to read. This video will give you some tips, so you don't waste time trying to read through a difficult article that won't be of use to your assignment.

How to cite Articles using APA citation style

  • Journal article usually use the year as the date; magazine articles may use month/season and year
  • For articles in press, say (in press); for advance online publications, see the Zavras example below
  • The title of the article is in regular script and sentence case; the title of the journal of magazine is in italics and all words are capitalized except a, an, the, of, on, etc. 
  • Put the issue number in () right after the volume number WITHOUT a space in between. The volume number is italicized, the issue number is not. If this information is missing, omit it
  • If the article has an article number or eLocator, use this in place of the page numbers; write the word Article in front of it
  • Always include the DOI if available (print AND online articles); if there is no DOI, include the URL for articles from an open website, but treat an article from a database that has NO DOI like a print article. Generally, do NOT include the database name; for exceptions, see 9.30 of the manual. 
  • ABOUT THE DOI: the current preferred format for ALL DOI hyperlinks uses https://doi.org/ as the prefix. Older works may use previous formats (e.g., “http:/dx.doi.org/” or “doi:” or “DOI:” before the DOI number). Standardize all your DOI hyperlinks into the current preferred format in your reference list.

Author last name, A. A. (Date). Title of article. Title of Journal or Magazine, Vol#(Issue#), Page# from-to.

Author last name, A. A. (Date). Title of article. Title of Journal or Magazine, Vol#(Issue#), Page# from-to. https://doi.org/xxxx OR https://xxxx 

Frideres, J. (2008). Aboriginal identity in the Canadian context. The Canadian Journal of Native Studies, 28(2), 313-342.

Frideres, J. (2008). Aboriginal identity in the Canadian context. The Canadian Journal of Native Studies, 28(2), 313-342. http://www3.brandonu.ca/cjns/28.2/05Frideres.pdf

Frideres, J., & Dalhouse, M. (1996). Intergenerational congruency: The role of the family in the political attitudes of youth. Journal of Family Issues, 17(2), 227-248. https://doi.org/10.1177/019251396017002005

Zanatto, D., Patacchiola, M., Goslin, J., & Cangelosi, A. (2019). Investigating cooperation with robotic peers. PLOS ONE, 14(11), Article e0225028https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0225028

Zavras, D. (2019). Testing the dual-state-process assumption in the preventive care services use. Journal of Health and Social Sciences. Advance online publicationhttps://doi.org/10.19204/2019/tstn4

Greenbaum, Z. (2019December). Countering stereotypes about Asian Americans. Monitor on Psychology, 50(11), 26-30.

Greenbaum, Z. (2019, December). Countering stereotypes about Asian Americans. Monitor on Psychology, 50(11), 26-30. https://www.apa.org/monitor/2019/2019-12-monitor.pdf 

 

In text citation: ... (Frideres, 2008) ... (Frideres & Dalhouse, 1996) ... (Zanatto et al., 2019) ... (Zavras, 2019) ... (Greenbaum, 2019)

Note: if quoting also include a page number or other locator

  • If there is no author, move the title in the author position
  • Give the exact date of publication
  • The title of the article is in regular script and sentence case; the title of the newspaper is in italics and all words are capitalized except a, an, the, of, on, etc. 

Penner, D. (2019, December 3). First Nation solar farm a model for B.C.'s future. The Vancouver Sun, A1.

Penner, D. (2019, December 3). Fortune beams on Tsilhqot'in solar-power project on remote Chilcotin plateau. The Vancouver Sun. https://vancouversun.com/business/energy/fortune-beams-on-tsilhqotin-solar-power-project-on-remote-chilcotin-plateau  

Chelsey. (2019, November 5). No bake mocha tart. Like a Veganhttp://likeavegan.com.au/2019/11/no-bake-mocha-tart/

 

  • Articles published in an online news source (e.g. BBC News, CBC News, CNN, MSNBC, Reuters, Vox, etc.) don't have a print equivalent and therefore are treated like webpages. See example here

  • To the basic periodical citation add [Review of the book Title, by A. A. Author or Editor] for a book review, [Review of the film Film title, by A. A. Director, Dir.], etc. 

Cooper, L. F. (2011). A world without great-power war [Review of the book Dangerous time? The international politics of great power peace, by C. J. Fettweis]. International Studies Review, 13(4), 684-686. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2486.2011.01068.x

Grynbaum, M. M. (2019, December 3). If Nietzsche were in highschool [Review of the book Nietzsche and the burbs, by L. Iyer]. The New York Times. https://nyti.ms/2OJV2s0  

 

In text citation: ... (Cooper, 2011) ... (Grynbaum, 2019) 

Note: if quoting also include a page number or other locator

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