Answered By: Todd White
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2015     Views: 513

I apologize for taking so long to respond to your question. Normally the system sends me an automatically generated email notice when I new question is asked, but I obviously must have missed it.

No, all journal articles do not have DOI numbers. The more current the article, the more likely it is to have a DOI number.

I checked your article in CINAHL and did not see a DOI (it should be fairly easy to find - it it isn't, it probably doesn't exist).

APA has a back-up plan for articles without DOIs, and that is to add the URL of the journal's homepage. To find the url, do a Google search for AAOHN Journal - the homepage will be the first result returned (from a publishing company called Slack).

Here is a link for an example of how you should create your citation -

Otherwise the parts you have look good - just double check the example for some basic formatting issues, like italicizing the journal title & volume number, and the spacing and indenting of the citation.

Have a good Easter Break!