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Developmental Psychology

List of Psychological Journals

Features of a Scholarly Journal

  • Contains original research conducted by the authors
  • Usually include the following sections:
    • Title - reflects the content of the article
    • Abstract - summarizes the research
    • Introduction - gives background information on the research problem
    • Method - describes how the research was conducted
    • Results - presents the data found by the research
    • Discussion and/or Conclusion - discusses the implications of the results
    • References - lists citations of other resources that are mentioned in the article

Citing a Journal Article


Last Name, First Initial. (Year). Title of article.  Title of Journal, Vol.(Issue), Page(s). 


Hallin, D.C. (2008). Sound bite news. Journal of Communication, 42(2), 5-24.

Format-from Database (Article includes a DOI number)

Last Name, First Initial(s). (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal. Vol.(Issue), Page(s).

       doi: number

Example-from Database (Article includes DOI number)

Hoar, W.P. (2004). Benign discrimination? New American, 19(9), 42-44. 


Format-from Database (Article does not include DOI number))

Last Name, First Intitial(s). (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, Vol.(Issue), Page(s).

       Retrieved from URL of journal home page.

Example-from Database(Article does not include DOI number)

Hoar, W.P. (2004). Benign discrimination? New American, 19(2), 5-24. Retrieved from

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