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APA Citation Guide, 7th edition: Magazine Article

Digital Object Identifier (DOI) (pp. 298-300)

DOI

What is a DOI? A DOI (digital object identifier) is a unique alphanumeric string assigned by a registration agency (the International DOI Foundation) to identify content and provide a persistent link to its location on the internet. 

NOTE: It is regarded as the most important part of the citation because it will accurately direct users to the specific article.

Think of it as a "digital fingerprint" or an article's DNA!

FYI - Updated rules on using DOI (January 2020):

Correct:  

  • https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2288-12-114

Incorrect:     

  • http://doi:10.1186/1471-2288-12-114
  • doi:10.1186/1471-2288-12-114
  • doi:http://doi:10.1186/1471-2288-12-114
  • Retrieved from http://doi:10.1186/1471-2288-12-114

Magazine Article (p. 320)

General Format 
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Author Surname, Year)
     
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Author Surname, Year, page number)
 
      References:
Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year, Month Day). Article title: Subtitle. Magazine Title, Volume(issue), page range. Retrieved from URL of article if viewed on a website  
 
 
Example 1
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Henry & Mehta, 1990)
 
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Henry & Mehta, 1990, p. 30)
 
      References:
Henry, W. A., & Mehta, N. S. (1990, April 9). Beyond the melting pot. Time, 135, 28-31.
 
 
Example 2
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Leung et al, 2020)
 
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Leung et al, 2020, para.17)
 
      References:
Leung, H., Gunia, A., & Carlisle, M. (2020, January 20). The Wuhan Coronavirus has spread to other Chinese cities and South Korea. Here’s what to know. Time. https://time.com/5759289/wuhan-pneumonia-outbreak-disease/

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