Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs)

As of January 1, 2020, we are adding DOI referencing to all articles published in JALT Publications. This includes:

DOIs can be found on the webpage for each article in our archives. They will also be added to the print versions of each article published from May, 2020. We will also be working back through our archives to add them to articles previously published. For articles that have not yet been updated, writers wishing to add DOIs to articles for citation purposes should contact our Web Admin through this Contact Page (Note: please specify the URL of the page you wish updated).

What is a DOI?

A DOI, or Digital Object Identifier, is a string of numbers, letters and symbols that permanently identify an article by linking to it on the web. A DOI will help readers easily locate an article from citations in reference lists. The DOI link is also updateable, so even if the original URL changes, the DOI can be redirected to the new location.

How do I cite a journal article with a DOI?

As JALT Publications all use APA format, you should write the DOI just as it is published with the article. It goes at the end of your reference as in this example:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number(issue number), page range.