How to use the new DOI format in APA style

by Jeff Hume-Pratuch

In the sixth edition of the APA Publication Manual, DOIs are formatted according to the initial recommendations from CrossRef:

Herbst, D. M., Griffith, N. R., & Slama, K. M. (2014). Rodeo
cowboys: Conforming to masculine norms and help-
seeking behaviors for depression. Journal of Rural
Mental Health, 38, 20–35. doi:10.1037/rmh0000008

The DOI prefix (10.1037, in the case of APA journals) is a unique number of four or more digits assigned to organizations; the suffix (rmh0000008) is assigned by the publisher and identifies the journal and individual article.

Recently, however, CrossRef changed the format of the DOI to a more user-friendly one in the form of a URL:

Herbst, D. M., Griffith, N. R., & Slama, K. M. (2014). Rodeo
cowboys: Conforming to masculine norms and help-
seeking behaviors for depression. Journal of Rural
Mental Health, 38, 20–35.

As you can see, the DOI itself is the same (10.1037/rmh0000008), but it is preceded by to insure that it resolves into a working link. Because this change is recent and many publishers are still implementing the new CrossRef guidelines, either the old or the new DOI format is acceptable. But be sure not to mush them together! Here are some examples.


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Source: APA Style Blog

How to make yourself look impressive during meetings (Forbes)

We’ve all seen it happen before – bad meeting etiquette. What many people don’t realize is that how they act during meeting can help (or hurt) their career. Check out these Do’s and Don’ts to earn more respect at work.


  • Review the meeting agenda and be sure you understand the objectives/goals of the meeting.
  • Prepare for the discussion, by conducting any necessary research.
  • Show up on time or, better yet, a few minutes early.
  • Say hello to other attendees and introduce yourself to anyone you don’t know.
  • Participate in the meeting and pay attention to what’s happening.
  • Think before you speak – and make sure that what you say is relevant to the topic being discussed.
  • Solicit comments and opinions of quiet attendees by asking them for their thoughts.
  • Take responsibility for completing (on time) any action items you’re assigned.


  • Show up late and then disrupt the meeting with your arrival.
  • Interrupt others when they are talking.
  • Speak just to hear yourself talk.
  • Check emails or voicemails during the meeting.
  • Use your computer, unless you are taking meeting notes.
  • Lose your temper, yell, or throw things.
  • Put down other people’s ideas.
  • Use any non-verbal communication to show your displeasure with what others are saying, such as crossing your arms across your chest and rolling your eyes or sighing heavily.


Networking for introverts (HBR Blog)

Find the type of gathering that works for you.

  • Create your own events.
  • Understand when you’re at your best.
  • Rate the likelihood of connecting.
  • Calibrate your schedule.

The author of this article, Dorie Clark is a strategy consultant, speaker, and author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future.

Another good book to read on the subject is Susan Cain’s Quite:The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking.  Also, listen to her giving a TED Talk.



If you haven’t worked a day in your life, you probably don’t love anything

Originally posted on The Indisputable Dirt:

You’ve heard it before, the beloved aphorism from the ever-intriguing Confucius;

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”


I’ve also heard it attributed to Albert Einstein, but the internet tells me that Confucius coined it, so we’ll go with that. Regardless, you’ve probably seen it in the form of a meme, pinned a thousand times on Pinterest, shared on Facebook, tweeted on twitter, etc…


 ^stuff like this^

I understand why the quote is so popular. There is something inspiring, something hopeful about it. It is just poetic enough to sound reasonable, just vague enough to withstand any serious scrutiny.

The only problem, of course, is that it is almost entirely false.

If the phrase was not so oft-quoted, if I did not think it influenced people’s decisions, I wouldn’t be writing this post. But from where I stand, this…

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