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 doi:10.1111/jocn.12809.
A basic reference list entry for a journal article ( print version) in APA must include:
Example print journal article:
Brill, J. B. (2011). Heal your heart with food: Eight foods that prevent a second heart attack. Better Nutrition, 73(2), 38-42.
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.