Answered By: Mary Kaye Hooker
Last Updated: Jul 10, 2018     Views: 147

Note:  Not all articles have a DOI.

  • In a library database, look at the citation which usually has the DOI.
  • OR, try locating your DOI using this website. DOI Lookup

APA rule 

Article From an Online Periodical with no DOI Assigned from Purdue On-line Writing Lab

Online scholarly journal articles without a DOI require the URL of the journal home page. Remember that one goal of citations is to provide your readers with enough information to find the article; providing the journal home page aids readers in this process.

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number. Retrieved from

Kenneth, I. A. (2000). A Buddhist response to the nature of human rights. Journal of Buddhist Ethics, 8. Retrieved from