This guide presents the techniques that can help you locate articles discussing trends in nursing.

NURS4223: Professional Nursing Trends

Citing a Journal Article in APA Style

Below are a few key tips on journal references. For more help in using APA, see the APA guide at libguides.uta.edu/apa.

Categories Solutions
Journal article with DOI Format

Author’s Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Publication Year). Article title. Journal Title, volume number(issue number), page number. doi

Example

Cadigan, R. O., Stevenson, D. G., Caudry, D. J., & Grabowski, D. C. (2015). Private investment purchase and nursing home financial health. Health Services Research, 50(1), 180-196. doi:10.1111/1475-6773.12212

Journal article

without DOI

Format

Author’s Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Publication Year). Article title. Journal Title, volume number(issue number), page  number. Retrieved from URL

Example

Purnell, M., Walsh, S., & Milone, M. (2004). Oncology nursing education: Teaching  strategies that work. Nursing Education Perspectives, 25(6), 304-308. Retrieved from http://www.nlnjournal.org/

Journal article with more than seven authors

Format

List the first six authors' names, add an ellipsis, then list the last author's name. (Publication Year). Article title. Journal Title, volume number(issue number),  page  number. doi

Example

McDonald, A., Frazer, K., Duignan, C., Healy, M., Irving, A., Marteinsson, P., . . . McNicholas, E. (2015). Validating the ‘Intervention Wheel’ in the context of Irish public health nursing. British Journal of Community Nursing, 20(3), 140-145. http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2015.20.3.140

Advanced Online Publication
(or epub)

Format

Author’s Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Publication Year). Article title. Journal Title. Omit missing information and add the phrase "Advance Online Publication" (without the quotation marks) before the DOI or URL.

Example

Hall, E., Lee, S. Y., Clark, P. C., & Perilla, J. (2014). Social ecology of adherence to hypertension treatment in Latino migrant and seasonal farmworkers. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. Advance online publication. doi:

 

See page 198-202 of the manual and the APA Style Blog post on Advance Online Publications for more information.

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