Answered By: Robert Miller
Last Updated: Sep 02, 2023     Views: 308

According to APA 7th edition style, a DOI URL should start with:

and continue with the DOI itself, which always begins with the number 10 (for example: 10.12930/NACADA-18-30)

So, here's what a DOI URL will look like at the end of an APA reference citation:

Karmelita, C. (2020). Advising adult learners during the transition to college. NACADA Journal, 40(1), 64–79.

A library database may give you a DOI URL that looks like this:

When that is the case, you can rewrite the DOI URL to comply with APA style:

  • Change doi-org to
  • Delete