APA Style, 6th Edition

HOW TO CITE A JOURNAL ARTICLE WITH NO DIGITAL OBJECT IDENTIFIER (DOI)

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Date of publication). Title of article in sentence case: Capitalize first word of subtitle. Title of Journal in Mixed Case and Italics, volume number in italics(issue number in brackets), first page-last page. Retrieved from http://www.journal.com

Formatted example:

There are two options for citing this source in-text:

1) Last names of author(s), date of publication, and page number(s) are placed in brackets at the end of the sentence:

(Dumitrica, 2010, p. 55).

2) Alternatively, the citation may be integrated into the sentence with a signal phrase and narrative:

Dumitrica (2010) explored the role of social media in municipal political campaigns (pp. 53-58). 


APA rules for in-text citation change depending on the number/type of author(s). Count the authors and follow the rule below:

Work with ONE author
Work with TWO authors
Work with THREE to FIVE authors
Work with SIX or more authors
Work with a GROUP, ORGANIZATION or CORPORATE author
Work with NO author specified
INTERVIEW, PRESENTATION, or PERSONAL COMMUNICATION (Unpublished)
SECONDARY SOURCE (A source found inside a source)
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  Example source (catalogue/database record and journal website):

journal article without DOI