Research Guide: Scholarly Journals

Use this guide to learn more about scholarly journals and the peer-review process

Example APA Citation for a Scholarly Journal Article

Basic Format for APA Citations for Scholarly Journals


Author's Last Name, Initials. (Date). Title of article. Title of journal, volume number(issue number, if available), page numbers. or Retrieved from database name.

Note: In absence of a DOI, APA rules require the URL of the journal’s homepage. However, most GRC instructors have opted to require the name of the library database instead

Example of how to find pieces of information needed to create an APA citation for:

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