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How do I reference a journal article that has a DOI in APA Style?

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To see information on referencing journal articles without DOIs, please see "How do I reference a journal article in APA Style (no DOI)?". If the journal article has a DOI, please see below:

Godfrey, D. (2005). Adapting historical citations to APA Style. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 49(4), 544-547. doi: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15


Godfrey, D. (2005). Adapting historical citations to APA Style. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media49(4), 544-547.

  • See page 198, e.g. #1, of the APA manual.
  • In this example, “49” is the volume number, and “(4)” is the issue number of the journal. As per APA rules, “if each issue of a journal begins on page 1, give the issue number in parentheses immediately after the volume number” (American Psychological Association, 2010, p. 198).
  • If the DOI is presented as a URL in the original (e.g.,, provide the full URL in the reference without the "doi:" identifier. The URL should not be hyperlinked.
  • For more information about DOIs, please see "What is a DOI and how is it used in APA style?" and "How do I reference a periodical in APA style?".
  • In-text citation: (Godfrey, 2005, p. X)


American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. 

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