DOI (Digital Object Identifer) provides a persistent electronic link to a journal article or e-book. APA referencing style requires the DOI (where available ) to be included in the Reference List citation.
Example journal article reference with doi:
Braaf, S., Riley, R., & Manias, E. (2015). Failures in communication through documents and documentation across the perioperative pathway. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24(13/14), 1874-1884. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.12809
A basic reference list entry for a journal article in APA must include:
Example: Ruxton, C. (2016). Tea: Hydration and other health benefits. Primary Health Care, 26(8), 34-42.
Refer to the Victoria University APA Guide for details of referencing journal articles accessed electronically and for more referencing examples.
This series of videos takes you through the fundamentals of the APA Referencing style. Refer to the Victoria University APA guide for examples of in-text referencing and more information.