APA Referencing: How do I reference a journal article?

Reference example

journal reference


In-text citation example

(Hamel & Valikangas, 2003)


What information do I need to create a reference for a journal article?

Elements that may be required to create a reference for a journal article are as follows:

1. Author

Corporate author
No author

2. Date

Full date
No date (n.d.)

3. Title

Title of article
Title of journal

4. Retrieval information

Volume number
Issue number
Page number(s)


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EIT APA Referencing Guides

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APA Referencing: A Brief Guide

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