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APA Guide

To write a citation for an electronic article you will need the following pieces of information:

A DOI is an assigned alphanumeric sequence given to a journal article to help identify it, thereby making it easily searchable on the internet. Example: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nphys1170

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In-text citation information

Journals - One Author

With DOI

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if Given. (Year of Publication). Title of article: Subtitle if any. Name of Journal, Volume Number(Issue Number if Page Numbering Begins at 1 for Each Issue in the Volume), first page number-last page number. doi: doi number  
Andrys, O. (2011). Proving the pudding: Optimizing the structure of academic development. Journal of Higher Education Policy & Management, 33(5), 485-496. doi:10.1080/1360080X.2011.605223

Without DOI

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if Given. (Year of Publication). Title of article: Subtitle if any. Name of Journal, Volume Number(Issue Number if Page Numbering Begins at 1 for Each Issue in the Volume), first page number-last page number. Retrieved from URL
Tocantins, L. M. (1938). The mammalian blood platelet in health and disease. Medicine, 17(2), 155. Retrieved from http://journals.lww.com/md-journal/pages/default.aspx 

In-text

Author (Date)
Andrys (2011)

Parenthetical

(Author, Date)
(Andrys, 2006)
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Journals - Two Authors

With DOI

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if given., & Author's last name, First initial, Second initial if given.  (Year of publication). Title of article: Subtitle if any. Name of Journal,Volume Number(Issue Number if Page Numbering Begins at 1 for Each Issue in the Volume), first page number-last page number. doi: doi number  
Andrys, O., & Brown, S. (2011). Proving the pudding: Optimizing the structure of academic development. Journal of Higher Education Policy & Management, 33 (5), 485-496. doi:10.1080/1360080X.2011.605223

Without DOI

Author's Last name, First initial. Second initial if given., & Author's Last name, First initial, Second initial if given.  (Year of publication). Title of article: Subtitle if any. Name of Journal, Volume Number(Issue Number if Page Numbering Begins at 1 for Each Issue in the Volume), first page number-last page number.  Retrieved from URL of journal's homepage
Tocantins, L. M., & Smith, J. (1938). The mammalian blood platelet in health and disease. Medicine, 17(2), 155. Retrieved from  http://journals.lww.com/md-journal/pages/default.aspx
In-text
Author and Author (Date)
Andrys and Tocantins (1938, p. 155)

Parenthetical
(Author & Author, Date)
(Andrys & Tocantins, 1938)
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Journals - 3-5 Authors

With DOI

Last Name of First Author, First Initial. Second Initial if Given, Last name of Second Author, First Initial. Second Initial., & Last Name of Third Author, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year of Publication). Article title: Subtitle if any. Name of Journal, Volume Number(Issue Number if Page Numbering Begins at 1 for Each Issue in the Volume),  first page number-last  page number. doi:
Hard, S., Conway, J., & Moran, A. (2006). Faculty and college student beliefs about the frequency of student academic misconduct. Journal of Higher Education, 77(6), 1058-1080. doi:10.1037/0278-6133.24.2

Without DOI

Last Name of First Author, First Initial. Second Initial if Given, Last name of Second Author, First Initial. Second Initial., & Last Name of Third Author, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year of Publication). Article title: Subtitle if any. Name of Journal, Volume Number(Issue Number if Page Numbering Begins at 1 for Each Issue in the Volume), first-page number-last page number. Retrieved from URL of journal's homepage
Hard, S., Conway, J., & Moran, A. (2006). Faculty and college student beliefs about the frequency of student academic misconduct. Journal of Higher Education, 77(6), 1058-1080. Retrieved from http://journals.lww.com/md-journal/pages/default.aspx

In-text

Author, Author, and Author (Date)
Hard, Conway and Moran (2006, p. 158)
Subsequent format: Author et al. (Date)
Subsequent example: Hard et al. (2006) 

Parenthetical

(Author, Author, & Author, Date)
(Hard, Conway, & Moran, 2006, p. 158)
Subsequent format: (Author et al., Date)
Subsequent example: (Hard et al., Date)
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Journals - 6 or more Authors

With DOI

Last Name of First Author, First Initial. Second Initial if Given, Last Name of Second Author, First Initial. Second Initial if Given, Last Name of Third Author, First Initial. Second Initial if Given, Last Name of Fourth Author, First Initial. Second Initial if Given. Last Name of Fifth Author, First Initial. Second Initial if Given, Last Name of Sixth Author, First Initial. Second Initial if Given ... Last Name of the Last Author, First Initial. Second Initial if Given. (Year of Publication). Article title: Subtitle if any. Name of Journal, Volume Number(Issue Number if Page Numbering Begins at 1 for Each Issue in the Volume),  first-page number-last- page number. doi:
Worthington, M., Heffelfinger, C., Bernal, D., Quintero, C., Zapata, Y. P., Perez, J. G., ... & Tohme, J. (2016). A parthenogenesis gene candidate and evidence for egmental allopolyploidy in apomictic brachiaria decumbens. Genetics, 203(3), 1117-1132. doi:10.1534/genetics.116.190314

Without DOI

Use the same format listed above and end the citation with:  Retrieved from URL of journal's homepage.
Dietrich, W., Katz, H., Lincoln, S., Shin, H. S., Friedman, J., Dracopoli, N. C., & Lander, E. S. (1992). A genetic map of the mouse suitable for typing intraspecific crosses. Genetics, 131(2), 423-447. Retrieved from http://www.genetics.org

In-text

Author et al. (Date)
Dietrich et al. (2006)

Parenthetical

(Author et al., Date)
(Dietrich et al., 2006)
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