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APA Referencing - Education & Counselling students: Journal articles

This guide provides information on how to reference using the APA 6th edition referencing style. PLEASE NOTE: Theology students should use Chicago Footnote Style

Journal style guide

DOIs

Digital Object Identifier (DOIs) are now applied to the majority of journal articles that are available online. A DOI is a combination of numbers and letters which are assigned to identify content and provide a persistent link to it on the internet. 

Print copies: If you access a journal through a printed copy then you do not need to include a DOI in your reference list. Your reference would then be:

Surname, Initial. (Year). Title of journal article. Title of journal, Volume number (Issue number), page numbers. 

Conrad, D., & Stone, C. (2015). Connecting the dots in preservice teacher education. Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin81(4), 41-49.

 

Digital copies with DOI: If you access a journal article through an electronic database or website then it could have a DOI which it is recommended that you include in your reference list. Your reference would then be:

Surname, Initial. (Year). Title of journal article. Title of journal, Volume number (Issue number), page numbers. DOI

Adin-Surkis, A. (2015). Teachers evaluate the new curriculum in English: Views regarding evaluation and evaluation tools. Research In Education, (93), 34-59. doi:10.7227/RIE.0009

 

Digital copies without DOI: If you access a journal article through an electronic database or website and it does not have a DOI then it is recommended that you include the home page URL for the journal in your reference list. Your reference would then be:

Surname, Initial. (Year). Title of journal article. Title of journal, Volume number (Issue number), page numbers. Retrieved from URL

Resch, C. (2014). National policies and strategies for the support of the gifted and talented in Austria. CEPS Journal: Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 4(3), 9-30. Retrieved from http://www.cepsj.si/doku.php?id=en:journal

 

Below are specific examples of referencing journal articles:

How to reference journal articles

In-text reference

As mentioned by Bishof (2015)....

OR

Taking students to local sites can awaken an interest in history (Bischof, 2015)...

 

Reference list

Bischof, L. (2015). The lens of the local: Teaching an appreciation of the past through the exploration of local sites, landmarks, and hidden histories. History Teacher, 48(3), 529-559.

In-text

Coffey & Lavery (2015) discuss how service-learning is both an educational philosophy and instructional method. 

OR

Service-learning can be viewed as both an educational philosophy and an instructional method (Coffey & Lavery, 2015). 

 

Reference list

Coffey, A., & Lavery, S. (2015). Service-learning: A valuable means of preparing pre-service teachers for a teaching practicum. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 40(7), 86-101. http://dx.doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2015v40n7.7

In-text reference

First citation: Cameron, Mulholland & Branson (2013) explain that research literature shows that working collaboratively has the potential to contribute to organisational learning.

Subsequent citations: Cameron et al. (2013) emphasise the importance of professional development for teacher learning.

OR

First citation: Research literature shows that working collaboratively has the potential to contribute to organisational learning (Cameron, Mulholland & Branson, 2013). 

Subsequent citations: The importance of professional development for teacher learning cannot be understated (Cameron et al., 2013)

Reference list

Cameron, S., Mulholland, J., & Branson, C. (2013). Professional learning in the lives of teachers: towards a new framework for conceptualising teacher learning. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education41(4), 377-397. doi:10.1080/1359866X.2013.838620

In-text reference

NB: Cite the surname of the first author and then write et al. for in-text references

Avramides et al. (2015) discuss the importance of...

OR

The role of the teacher in cross-curricular projects is essential (Avramides et al., 2015).  

 

Reference list

NB: Write all the authors' names in the reference list

Avramides, K., Hunter, J., Oliver, M., Smith, J., Jones, M. & Luckin, R. (2015). A method for teacher inquiry in cross-curricular projects: Lessons from a case study. British Journal of Educational Technology, 46(2), 249-264. doi:10.1111/bjet.12233

 

In-text reference

NB: Cite the surname of the first author and then write et al. for in-text references

Joosten-Weyn Banningh et al, (2008) concluded that...

OR

It is very important to consider the concept of mild cognitive impairment (Joosten-Weyn Banningh et al, 2008)

 

Reference list

NB: When there are more than eight authors include the first six authors' names, then insert an ellipsis and then the final author's name.

Joosten-Weyn Banningh, L.W.A., Kessels, R.P.C., Olde Rikkert, M.G.M., Geleijns-Lanting, C., Kraaimaat, F. W., …Smith, J. (2008). A cognitive behavioural group therapy for patients diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment and their significant others: Feasibility and preliminary results. Clinical Rehabilitation, 22(8), 731-40. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269215508090774

 

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