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APA 6th Edition Citation Style

Journal Article with DOI

Citation Elements in Order:  
1.  Author: David Spitz, Starling Hunter
2.  Publication date: 2005
3.  Article title: Contested codes: The social construction of Napster
4.  Journal title: Information Society
5.  Volume & issue number: 21(3)
6.  Page numbers: 169-180
7.  Digital object identifier (DOI): 10.1080/01972240490951890


Document Example:

journal article with doi


Proper Bibliographic Reference Format:

  • Bibliographic references are double-spaced and indented half an inch after the first line.
  • When a DOI is used, no further retrieval information is needed to identify or locate the content. Do not include the database name.
  • It is no longer necessary to include the date of retrieval unless the source material may change over time (e.g., Wikis).

Spitz, D., & Hunter, S. (2005). Contested codes: The social construction of Napster. Information Society, 21(3), 169-180. doi:10.1080/01972240490951890


In-Text Citations:

Citations are placed in the context of discussion using the authors' last names and date of publication.

(Spitz & Hunter, 2005)

Alternatively, you can integrate the citation into the sentence by means of narrative.

Spitz and Hunter (2005) examine why certain assumptions about Napster have gained greater currency while others have not.

Print Version of Journal Article with DOI Guide