Example APA Style: Journal

Scientific research is published in scientific journals. When writing an (academic) dissertation, you will mainly use these articles. Remember to check if the quality of the journal you’re using is good enough for your dissertation.

When you cite or paraphrase an article from a journal you always have to record your source. Below you can find an example of what the reference, according to the APA Style, should look like.

APA-formatAuthorLastName, FirstInitial., & Author LastName, FirstInitial. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, Volume(Issue), Page Number(s). doi:number
In referencelistAndreff, W., & Staudohar, P. D. (2000). The evolving European model of professional sports finance. Journal of Sports Economics, 1(3), 257-276. doi:10.1177/152700250000100304
 In the text
  • Recent research suggests that … (Andreff & Staudohar, 2000).
  • In a recent study Andreff and Staudohar (2000) found that … .
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