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APA 7th Edition: Articles

This guide will help you simplify the APA citation style, which is primarily used by disciplines in the business, social sciences, health, and education fields. The official guide is published by the American Psychological Association.

Journal Article Examples

Journal Article with DOI (Electronic) 

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of article. Name of the Periodical, volume(issue), #-#. https://doi.org/xxxx

Example:

McCauley, S. M., & Christiansen, M. H. (2019). Language learning as language use: A cross-linguistic model of child language

development. Psychological Review, 126(1), 1-51. https://doi.org/10.103/rev0000126

Parenthetical citation: (McCauley & Christiansen, 2019) 


Journal Article without DOI (Print)

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of article. Name of the Periodical, volume(issue), #-#

Example: 

Ahmann, E., Tuttle, L. J., Saviet, M., & Wright, S. D. (2018). A descriptive review of ADHD coaching research: Implications for college

students. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 31(1), 17-39

Parenthetical citation: (Ahmann et al., 2018) 


Journal Article with DOI: 21 or More Authors (Electronic)

Author, A. A., Author, A. A., Author, A. A., Author, A. A., Author, A. A., Author, A. A., Author, A. A., Author, A. A., Author, A. A., 

Author, A. A., Author, A. A., Author, A. A., Author, A. A., Author, A. A., Author, A. A., Author, A. A., Author, A. A., Author, A. A., 

Author, A. A., . . .Author, A. A. (Year). Title of article. Name of the Periodicalvolume(issue), #-#. https://doi.org/xxxx

Example: 

Kalney, E., Kanamitsu, M., Kistler, R., Collins, W., Deaven, D., Gandin, L., Iredell, M., Saha, S., White, G., Woollen, J., Zhu, Y.,

Chelliah, M., Ebisuzaki, W., Higgins, W., Janowiak, K., Mo, K. C., Ropelewski, C., Wang, J., Leetmaa, A., . . . Joseph, D. (1996).

The NCEP/NCAR 40-year reanalysis project. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 77(3), 437-471.

http://doi.org/fg6rf9

Note: Include the first 19 authors, type a series of dots (known as an ellipses) and add the twentieth author.

Parenthetical citation: (Kalney et al., 1996)  


Magazine Article (Print)

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Magazine, Volume(Issue, if available), pages–pages.

Example:

Erim, K. T. (1967, August). Ancient Aphrodisias and its marble treasures. National Geographic, 132(2), 280–294. 

Parenthetical citation: (Sapolsky, 2017) 


Magazine Article (Electronic)

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Magazine, Volume(Issue, if available). http://xxxxx

Example:

Bergeson, S. (2019, January 4). Really cool neutral plasmas. Science, 363(6422), 33 34. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aau7988

Parenthetical citation: (Bergeson, 2019)  


Newspaper Article (Print)

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Newspaper Title, pages–pages.

Example:

Hess, A. (2019, January 3). Cats who take direction. The New York Times, C1. 

Parenthetical citation: (Hess, 2019) 


Newspaper Article (Electronic)

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Newspaper. http://xxxxx

Example:

Guarino, B. (2017, December 4). How will humanity react to alien life? Psychologists have some predictions. The

Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/12/04/how-will-humanity-

react-to-alien-life-psychologists-have-some-predictions 

Parenthetical citation: (Guarino, 2017) 


Blog Post 

Author, A. or ScreenName. (Year, Month Day). Title of blog post. Blog Title. http://xxxxx

Example:

Klymkowsky, M. (2018, September 15). Can we talk scientifically about free will? Sci-Ed. https://blogs.plos.org/scied/2019/09/15/

can-we-talk-scientifically-about-free-will/

Parenthetical citation: (Klymkowsky, 2018)