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Notes for APA 7th journal articles

Resource EndNote Reference type  Instruction Example
Article with a DOI Journal article Do not use the source type "Electronic article" as it does not display the DOI link.

Dilkes-Frayne, E., Savic, M., Carter, A., Kakanovic, R & Lubman, D. I. (2019). Going online: The affordances of online counseling for families affected by alcohol and other drug issues. Qualitative Health Research, 29(14), 2010–2022.

Articles without DOIs

Journal article

No DOI, with a nondatabase URL:

Enter the URL in the URL field


From a database, no DOI:

Leave out any database URLs and treat it as a print copy. 

Online and no DOI:

Dayton, K. J. (2019). Tangled arms: Modernizing and unifying the arm-of-the-state doctrine. The University of Chicago Law Review, 86(6), 1497–1737.


From a database, no DOI:

McCrickard, M., Raymond, A., Raymond, F., & Song, H. (2018). The APLIA math assessment scores and introductory economics courses: An analysis. Journal of Business and Educational Leadership, 8(1), 4–18.

Journal abbreviations

The APA 7th style in EndNote replaces abbreviated journal  or magazine names with the full name.  Check the journal title in the Periodical Title or Journal fields in Word or the Preview pane.


Eaqub, S. (2019, September/October). Generation rent revisited. Metro, (425), 64–77. 

EndNote may change Metro to Metrologica.

Solution 1

You can modify this in EndNote by going to Tools / Open Terms Lists / Journal Terms List.  Add Metro as a new term.

Add any journals you reference.

Solution 2

Edit the style in the Output Style Manager.