Friday, 7 April 2017

How do you cite an 'in press' article?

As a member of the Academy of Management, members also have a couple of nominated sub-groups which are in our 'areas of interest'.

I am a member of the OB group, and recently in the ListServ (yes, they STILL have ListServs! Staggering), I received a posting about a forthcoming publication, which was provided with the following APA reference:
"Cortina, J. M., Aguinis, H., & DeShon, R. P. in press. Twilight of dawn or of evening? A century of research methods in the Journal of Applied Psychology. Journal of Applied Psychology. doi: 10.1037/apl0000163"
To which Professor Neil Ashkanasy replied:
That as "this piece has a DOI number. My understanding is that an article is officially published as soon as it is given a DOI (notwithstanding that the date of publication might change when the article is eventually published in print). Based on the APA Manual (see http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/advance-online-publication/), the correct citation of your article should be:

Cortina, J. M., Aguinis, H., & DeShon, R. P. (2017). Twilight of dawn or of evening? A century of research methods in the Journal of Applied Psychology. Journal of Applied Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/apl0000163".
However, Professor Ashkanasy wasn't quite right.  DOIs should be cited with a live URL, like this:
Cortina, J. M., Aguinis, H., & DeShon, R. P. (2017). Twilight of dawn or of evening? A century of research methods in the Journal of Applied Psychology. Journal of Applied Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/apl0000163
Always nice to know how to actually do it!


Sam
  • Reference: Organizational Behavior Division Listserv (5 February 2017). OB Digest - 3 Feb 2017 to 4 Feb 2017 (#2017-38). [Personal Correspondence] 

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