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Homepage / How do I reference a journal article… in the APA7 style?

How do I reference a journal article… in the APA7 style?


Following on from our previous posts about referencing books, let’s now have a look at how to reference journal articles.

Journal articles are pretty simple too. They require the following elements to create a bibliographic reference:

  • Author(s) of the article (Surname, Initials.)
  • (Year of publication).
  • Title of article.
  • Title of the journal in full – in italics,
  • Volume – in italics(Issue – not in italics)
  •  Page details.

And how should the reference look?

So if we were to reference the article here in the APA7 style…

… it would look like this:

La Porta, V. & Migheli, M. (2019). Grapes grow better in the backyard: The effect of organic growth strategies on Italian wineries’ profits. International Journal of wine business research, 31(2), 243-259.

If your article does not have a DOI but was retrieved online, you should also include the URL.

Always remember to format your references with a hanging indent.

For all your referencing questions – please contact your Library – Kings Norton Library and MIRC on Cranfield campus or Barrington Library on Shrivenham campus.

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Written By: Karen Stokes

A Business Librarian since 2009, Karen leads support for the Cranfield MBA courses, both full-time and Executive.

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