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HSA 3111 APA Support: Scholarly Articles

HSA 3111 & 4850

Journal Articles

Basic rules for citing Academic Journals: 

  • References must be double spaced and have a hanging indent. 

  • Alphabetized by the first listed author. 

  • If same author, list in chronological order, oldest first. 

  • Write journal titles in full, exactly as they are presented. 

  • Italicize journal titles, but not article titles. 

  • Capitalize all words in journal titles except for prepositions, but not in article titles. 

References Page

Article without DOI: 

 Author Last Name, First Initial. (Year). Title of article: Subtitle. Journal Title, volume(issue), pp-pp.  

Kuehner, A. V., & Hurley, J. (2019). How integrating reading and writing supports student success. Journal of Developmental Education, 42(2), 20-26. 

Article with DOI: 

Author Last Name, First Initial. (Year). Title of article: Subtitle. Journal Title, volume(issue), pp-pp. https://doi 


Kinzie, J., & Kuh, G. (2017). Reframing student success in college: Advancing know-what and know-how. Change, 49(3), 19-27.

In-Text Citations

Parenthetical vs Narrative citation: 

  • Parenthetical citation requires author and date in parentheses (Author last name, date). 
  • Narrative citation incorporates the author name in the narrative, followed by year in parentheses. Author (date) writes... In date, Author stated...


  • Huskin (2016) suggests that classroom activities that include writing help students stay engaged. (narrative)
  • In 2016, Huskin suggests that classroom activities that include writing help students stay engaged. (narrative)
  • “Writing activities increase students’ learning and engagement” (Huskin, 2016). (parenthetical)