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RSC 507: Scholarly Writing: Journal Article

Journal Article

Material Type           In-text Citation              Reference                                                        

Include a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) if one has been assigned to an article. If no DOI has been assigned and the article is being accessed from an online source, include the URL of the website. 

General Format:

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages.

Article from a print journal (no DOI) (Marshall & Clark, 2010).

Marshall, M. & Clark, A. M. (2010). Is clarity essential to good teaching? Teaching Philosophy, 33(3), 271-289.                                                

Article from a print journal (with DOI) (Chaffee & Weston, 2010).

Chaffee, B. W. & Weston, S. J. (2010). Association between chronic periodontal disease and obesity: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Periodontology, 81(12), 1708-1724.


Article from a journal in a database (no DOI)

(Badke, 2009).


Badke, W. (2009). How we failed the net generation. Online, 33(4), 47-49.

Article from database or Internet (with DOI)

1st citation
(Whitlock, Eells, Cummings, & Purington, 2009).

Subsequent citations
(Whitlock et al., 2009).

Whitlock, J., Eells, G., Cummings, N., & Purington, A. (2009). Nonsuicidal self-injury in college populations: Mental health provider assessment of prevalence and need. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 23(3), 172-183.


Article from the Internet (available to anyone, no DOI assigned)

1st citation
(Negi, Bender, Furman, Fowler, & Prickett, 2010).

Subsequent citations
(Negi et al., 2010).

Negi, N. J., Bender, K. A., Furman, R., Fowler, D. N., & Prickett, J. C. (2010). Enhancing self-awareness: A practical strategy to train culturally responsive social work students. Advances in Social Work, 11(2), 223-234.


The DOI System