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Referencing Guide: Journal Articles

Information on standardised methods to give credit to the source of your ideas in your work.

APA - Journal Articles Examples

Electronic Journal article (with no DOI)

In-text citation

(Format)

 According to Author and Author (publication year)….

 OR

 ….is evident (Author & Author, year of publication, page number).

In-text citation

(Example)

 According to Trankle and Haw (2009)….

 OR

 ….is evident (Trankle & Haw, 2009, p.15)

Reference list

(Format)

 Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year of publication). Title of article. Journal Title, volume   number(issue number), page–page. Retrieved from URL.

Reference list

(Example)

 Trankle, S. A., & Haw, J. (2009). Predicting Australian health behaviour from health   beliefs. Electronic Journal of Applied Psychology, 5(2), 9–17. Retrieved from     https://epubs.scu.edu.au/tourism_pubs/328/

 

Journal Article (single author):

In-text citation

(Format)

 According to Author (year of publication)….

 OR

 …..is evident (Author, year of publication, page number/s).

 Include page numbers for direct quotes. 

In-text citation

(Example)

 According to Ingersoll (1999)….

 OR

 ….is evident (Ingersoll, 1999, p. 28).

Reference list

(Format)

 Author, A. A. (year of publication). Title of article. Journal Title, volume number(issue   number), page–page. doi:xxxx

 If no DOI is available for an electronic article, provide the URL information in the   reference (usually the home page for the journal).

Reference list

(Example)

 Ingersoll, R. M. (1999). The problem of underqualified teachers in American secondary   schools. Educational Researcher28(2), 26-37.   doi: https://doi.org/10.3102/0013189X028002026

Journal article (2 authors):

In-text citation

(Format)

 According to Author & Author (year of publication)

 OR

 ….is evident (Author & Author, year of publication, page numbers).

In-text citation

(Example)

 According to Srikanthan and Dalrymple (2003)…

 OR

 …. is evident (Srikanthan & Dalrymple, 2003, p. 127).

Reference list

(Format)

 Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year of publication). Title of article. Journal Title, volume   number(issue number), page–page. doi:xxxx

 When a reference has up to seven authors, spell out all authors' names in the reference     list.

Reference list

(Example)

 Srikanthan, G., & Dalrymple, J. (2003). Developing alternative perspectives for quality in   higher education. International Journal of Educational Management17(3), 126-136.   doi:  https://doi.org/10.1108/09513540310467804

Journal Article (3 to 5 authors)

In-text citation

(Format)

 According to Author, Author & Author (year of publication)

 OR

 ….is evident (Author, Author & Author, year of publication, page numbers).

 Cite all surnames and publication year the first time, thereafter only the first surname   followed by et al.

In-text citation

(Example)

 According to Gold, Malhotra & Segars (2001)...

 OR

 …. is evident (Gold, Malhotra & Segars, 2001, p. 188).

 Cite all surnames and publication year the first time, thereafter only the first   surname     followed by et al.

 According to Gold et al. (2001)…

 OR

 ….is evident (Gold et al., 2001, p. 188)

Reference list 

(Format)

 Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C, C. (year of publication). Title of article. Journal   Title, volume number(issue number), page–page. doi:xxxx

 When a reference has up to seven authors, spell out all authors' names in the reference   list

Reference list

(Example)

 Gold, A. H., Malhotra, A., & Segars, A. H. (2001). Knowledge management: An   organizational capabilities perspective. Journal of Management Information   Systems18(1), 185-214. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/07421222.2001.11045669

Journal article (6 to 7 authors):

In-text citation

(Format)

 According to Author, et al. (1999)…..

 OR

 ….is evident (Author et al., year of publication, page number).

 Cite only the surname of the first author followed by et al. and the year from the citation.

 Follow example from Journal article (3 to 5 authors).

In-text citation

(Example)

 According to DiLorenzo et al. (1999)….

 OR

 ….is evident (DiLorenzo et al., 1999, p 77)

Reference list (Format)

 According to Author, A. A., Author, B. B., &  Author, C. C. (year of publication). Title of   article. Journal Title, volume number(issue number), page–page. doi:xxxx

 

Reference list

(Example)

 DiLorenzo, T. M., Bargman, E. P., Stucky-Ropp, R., Brassington, G. S., Frensch, P. A., &   LaFontaine, T . (1999). Long-term effects of aerobic exercise on psychological     outcomes. Preventive Medicine28(1), 75-85.  doi:     https://doi.org/10.1006/pmed.1998.0385

Journal Article (8 or more authors)

In-text citation

(Format)

 (As per the same rule for 6 to 7 authors).

 Cite only the surname of the first author followed by et al. and the year from the   first   citation.

In-text citation

(Example)

 Please follow the same example as per 6 to 7 authors.

Reference list (Format)

 Author, A. A., Author, B. B., &  Author, C. C. (year of publication). Title of   article. Journal Title, volume number(issue number), page–page. doi:xxxx

 When an article has more than eight or more authors, type the first six authors' names     followed by an ellipsis (...) then the last author's name.

Reference list

(Example)

 Mitchell, J, H., Zulkafli, S. L., Bosse, J., Campbell, B., Snell, P., Mace, E.,….Fukai, S   (2016). Rice-cold tolerance across reproductive stages. Crop and Pasture Science,   67(8), doi: 823-833. doi: https: //doi.org/10/1071/CP15331