Citing a journal article in print

APA format structure:

Author, A.A.. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical Title, Volume(Issue), pp.-pp.

APA format example:

Strum, A. (2015). The changing of teacher education. Teacher Education and Special Education: The Journal of Education, 13(6), 178-198.


Citing a journal article found online

APA format structure:

Author, A.A.. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical Title, Volume (Issue), pp.-pp. doi:XX.XXXXX or Retrieved from journal URL

APA format example:

Jameson, J. (2013). E-Leadership in higher education: The fifth “age” of educational technology research. British Journal of Educational Technology, 44(6), 889-915. doi: 10.1111/bjet.12103


Notes: When creating your online journal article citation, keep in mind:

  • •    APA does NOT require you to include the date of access/retrieval date or database information for electronic sources.
  • •    You can use the URL of the journal homepage if there is no DOI assigned and the reference was retrieved online.

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