reference a journal

reference a journal

reference a journal

Reference a journal
Author , A . A . ( Year published ). Title of article . Title of Journal , Volume ( Issue ), pp-pp .
Harlow, H. F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 55, 893-896.

To be made up of:

  • Author (surname followed by initials).
  • Year of publication (in round brackets).
  • Title of article (in single quotation marks).
  • Title of journal (in italics).
  • Issue information – volume (unbracketed) and, where  applicable, part number, month or season (all in round brackets).
  • Page reference.
  • doi (if available).

Rasmussen Rule:
For more examples of how to cite journal articles both with and without a DOI, see our APA guide here:

In the list of references, record the publication you actually sourced.

Example 2 Journal article


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