APA referencing: Ejournal articles

If the electronic journal article is also available in paper format and if the layout, page numbers, text and images are exactly the same, you can just reference it as you would a print journal article. If you have only looked at the electronic version you should add [Electronic version] after the article title.

For a journal article which is only available online or differs from its print version you will need to include the date when you found it and the URL:

Author(s). (Year). Article title. Journal Title, Volume Number, pages. Retrieved month day, year, from URL

Brown, S. L., & Bedi, G. (2001). The relationship between coping style and affect in recovering cardiac patients. Current Research in Psychology, 6, 151-165. Retrieved September 3, 2005, from http://www.uiowa.edu/grpproc/crisp/crisp.6.11.htm


If page numbers are not available for an electronic journal article, they can be omitted. In such cases, it may be helpful to include a paragraph number instead.

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