how to write apa style journal review
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Your evaluation must go beyond a “gut reaction” to the work and be based on your knowledge of the topic (gained through readings, lectures, and class experience) as well as on what you learn through additional research. Writing the critical review requires you to read the selected article in detail and other related articles so you can present an objective and educated evaluation.
How author names are structured
If no author is given, to create the APA citation of journal use the title of the article in place of the author information. Then provide the publication date and publication name without repeating the article title.
In order to write a journal article review in APA style, one must necessarily conform to the detailed guidelines of APA style of writing. As such, a few tips for writing a journal article review in APA style have been provided in details below.
Journal article reviews start with a header, including citation of the sources being reviewed. This citation is mentioned at the top of the review, following the APA style (refer to the APA style manual for more information). We will need the author’s name for the article, title of the article, journal of the published article, volume and issue number, publication date, and page numbers for the article.
Web: Author [last name], A.A [first and middle initial]. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Title. Retrieved from
Scientific article review involves anything in the realm of science. Often, scientific publications include more information on the background that you can use to analyze the publication more comprehensively.
- The work is seen as falling outside of the coverage domain of the journal
- It contains such severe flaws of design, methodology, analysis, or interpretations that the editor questions the validity of the submission
- It is judged as making a limited contribution to the field
- Sometimes an article is rejected with an invitation to revise and resubmit
An article can be rejected for several reasons including: