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ASA article DOI citation in ASA format

When you prepare written papers, it is important that you cite the sources used in your work. There are specific formats for referencing materials. Referencing practices vary by field. ASA citation guide represent the rules for sociology, as employed in the major journals, newspapers, books and specified websites. It is important that you learn to master a reference format. Obviously, you can use any style you want while citing a source, if any was specified by your tutor, nevertheless you must follow all the guidelines. For your information, these page should help you master the practices in Sociology by providing the rules in creating a reference for ASA journal article from database with DOI. According to the basic citation rules you need to get the name of the organization and any authors that you can identify. When citing reference materials found in databases, you should use their original journal citations.

ASA citation generator use the basic form for a journal article, which includes:

  • Author’s last name, followed by a comma and the first name and middle initial ending with a period;
  • Year of publication followed by a period;
  • Title of article in “quotations,” ending with a period inside the closing quotation mark;
  • Title of journal in italics, no period following;
  • Volume number followed by issue number in parentheses, followed by a colon, page number(s) and period;
  • For articles retrieved from a commercial database, in parentheses identify the database source and date of retrieval: (Retrieved from [name of database] on [date of retrieval].)

Citation machinee is also available for creating a ASA journal article citation with DOI number.

Before you begin looking for a DOI for your article, there are a couple of important things to know about. First- not all articles have a DOI number. While the majority of articles published today do have DOI numbers, most older articles (more than two years old) do not. Some publishers are adding DOIs to their older articles, but it is a slow process. Second- while some of the library databases provide the DOI number for an article, this is not consistent across databases.