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APA Citation Style (7th ed.): Citing a Journal or Magazine Article

What is a DOI?

A digital object identifier (DOI) is a unique alphanumeric string assigned by a registration agency (the International DOI Foundation) to identify content and provide a persistent link to its location on the internet.

The DOI can be found in the citation for the article from the database you are searching or it is located on the article near the copyright information.

Journal Article

image of a journalBasic Format:

Aut
hor, A. A., Author B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. 
Title of Journal, Volume(Issue),

                   pages–pages. https://doi.org/XXXXXXXXXXX

1. Author(s). Note: List each author's last name and initial as Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. Use an ampersand (&) before the final author's name. Read more from the APA Style website if there are 21 or more authors.
2. (Year).
3. Title of the article. Note: For works that are part of a greater whole (e.g. articles, chapter), use sentence case. Only the first word of the title and subtitle and proper nouns are capitalized.
4. Title of the Journal, Note: Italicize and capitalize each word in the journal.
5. Volume Note: Italicize the journal volume. If there is no issue, include a comma before the page range.
6. (Issue), Note: If there is a issue number in addition to a volume number, include it in parentheses.
7. Page range.
8. DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Read more about DOIs from the APA Style website.

Example:
Lam
, C. K., & Schubert, C. (2019). Evidenceā€based practice competence in nursing students: An exploratory
      study with important implications for educators. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 16(2), 161–168.
      https://doi.org/10.1111/wvn.12357

See the APA Style website for more Journal Article References examples: https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/references/examples/journal-article-references

Magazine Article

1. Author(s). Note: List each author's last name and initials as Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. Use an ampersand (&) before the final author's name.
2. (Year, Month Date). Note: You do not need to abbreviate the month.
3. Title of the article. Note: For works that are part of a greater whole (e.g. articles, chapter), use sentence case. Only the first word of the title and subtitle and proper nouns are capitalized.
4. Title of the Newspaper or Publication. Note: Italicize and capitalize each word in the publication.
5. Volume Note: Italicize the journal volume. If there is no issue, include a comma before the page range.
6. (Issue), Note: If there is a issue number in addition to a volume number, include it in parentheses.
7. Page range.

5. URL

Example:

Bower, B. (2020, June 20). Past plagues offer lessons for society. Science News197(11), 24–27.

See the APA Style website for more Magazine Article References examples: https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/references/examples/magazine-article-references