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APA Citation Guide (APA 7th Edition): Journal Articles

Journal Articles

Journal Article from a Library Database with DOI - One Author
Reference List Citation

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if Given. (Year of Publication). Title of article: Subtitle if any. Name of Journal, Volume Number(Issue Number if Page Numbering Begins at 1 for Each Issue in the Volume), first page number-last page number. https://doi.org/number


Example

Bailey, N. W. (2012). Evolutionary models of extended phenotypes. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 27(3), 561-569. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2012.05.011

In-Text Citation: Quote

(Author's Last Name, Year, p. Page Number)


Example

(Bailey, 2012, p. 562)

In-Text Citation: Paraphrase

(Author's Last Name, Year)


Example

(Bailey, 2012)

Journal Article from a Library Database with DOI - Two Authors
Reference List Citation

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if Given., & Last Name of Second Author, First Initial. Second Initial if Given. (Year of Publication). Title of article: Subtitle if any. Name of Journal, Volume Number(Issue Number if Page Numbering Begins at 1 for Each Issue in the Volume), first page number-last page number. https://doi.org/number


Example

Lane, J. D., & Williams, R. B. (1987). Cardiovascular effects of caffeine and stress in regular coffee drinkers. Psychophysiology, 24(2), 157-164. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8986.1987.tb00271.x

In-Text Citation: Quote

(First Author's Last Name & Second Author's Last Name, Year, p. Page Number)


Example

(Lane & Williams, 1987, p. 158)

In-Text Citation: Paraphrase

(First Author's Last Name & Second Author's Last Name, Year)


Example

(Lane & Williams, 1987)

Journal Article from a Library Database with DOI - Three to Twenty Authors
Reference List Citation

First Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if Given., Second Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if Given., Third Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if Given., & Last Name of Final Author, First Initial. Second Initial if Given. (Year of Publication). Title of article: Subtitle if any. Name of Journal, Volume Number(Issue Number if Page Numbering Begins at 1 for Each Issue in the Volume), first page number-last page number. https://doi.org/number

Note: If your source has three to twenty authors, include all of the authors' last names, first initials, and second initials (if given) in the Reference List citation.



Examples

Pempek, T. A., Yermolayeva, Y. A., & Calvert, S. L. (2009). College students' social networking experiences on Facebook. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 3(2)227-238. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2008.12.010

Tobaldini, E., Costantino, G., Solbiati, M., Cogliati, C., Kara, T., Nobili, L., & Montano, N. (2017). Sleep, sleep deprivation, autonomic nervous system and cardiovascular diseases. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews74(Pt B), 321–329. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2016.07.004

Duell, N., Steinberg, L., Icenogle, G., Chein, J., Chaudhary, N., Di Giunta, L., Dodge, K. A., Fanti, K. A., Lansford, J. E., Oburu, P., Pastorelli, C., Skinner, A. T., Sorbring, E., Tapanya, S., Uribe Tirado, L. M., Alampay, L. P., Al-Hassan, S. M., Takash, H. M. S, Bacchini, D., & Chang, L.. (2017). Age patterns in risk taking across the world. Journal of Youth and Adolescence47(5), 1052–1072. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-017-0752-y

In-Text Citation: Quote
Note: If your source has three to twenty authors, list the first author's last name followed by "et al." in your in-text citation.

 

(First Author's Last Name et al., Year, p. Page Number)

Examples

(Pempek et al., 2009, p. 230)

(Tobaldini et al., 2017, p. 325)

(Duell et al., 2017, p. 1060)

In-Text Citation: Paraphrase

(First Author's Last Name et al., Year)


Examples

(Pempek et al., 2009)

(Tobaldini et al., 2017)

(Duell et al., 2017)

Journal Article from a Library Database without DOI - One Author
Reference List Citation

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if Given. (Year of Publication). Title of article: Subtitle if any. Name of Journal, Volume Number(Issue Number if Page Numbering Begins at 1 for Each Issue in the Volume), first page number-last page number.


Example

Carlisle, D. (2012). In the line of fire. Nursing Standard, 26(39), 18-19.

In-Text Citation: Quote

(Author's Last Name, Year, p. Page Number)


Example

(Carlisle, 2012, p. 18)

In-Text Citation: Paraphrase

(Author's Last Name, Year)


Example

(Carlisle, 2012)

Journal Article from a Website with DOI - One Author
Reference List Citation

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if Given. (Year of Publication). Title of article: Subtitle if any. Name of Journal, Volume Number(Issue Number if Page Numbering Begins at 1 for Each Issue in the Volume), first page number-last page number. https://doi.org/number


Example

Prey, R. (2017). Nothing personal: Algorithmic individuation on music streaming platforms. Media, Culture & Society, 40(7), 1086-1100. https://doi.org/10.1177/0163443717745147

In-Text Citation: Quote

(Author's Last Name, Year, p. Page Number)


Example

(Prey, 2017, p. 1088)

In-Text Citation: Paraphrase

(Author's Last Name, Year)


Example

(Prey, 2017)

Journal Article from a Website without DOI - One Author
Reference List Citation

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if Given. (Year of Publication). Title of article: Subtitle if any. Name of Journal, Volume Number(Issue Number if given), first page number-last page number if given. http://URL


Example

Flachs, A. (2010). Food for thought: The social impact of community gardens in the Greater Cleveland Area. Electronic Green Journal, 1(30). http://escholarship.org/uc/item/6bh7j4z4

In-Text Citation: Quote

(Author's Last Name, Year, p. Page Number)


Example

(Flachs, 2010, Conclusion section, para. 3)

Note: In this example there were no visible page numbers or paragraph numbers, in this case you can cite the section heading and the number of the paragraph in that section to identify where your quote came from. If there are no page or paragraph numbers and no marked section, leave this information out.

In-Text Citation: Paraphrase

(Author's Last Name, Year)


Example

(Flachs, 2010)

Journal Article in Print - One Author
Reference List Citation

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if Given. (Year of Publication). Title of article: Subtitle if any. Name of Journal, Volume Number(Issue Number if Page Numbering Begins at 1 for Each Issue in the Volume), first page number-last page number.


Example

Carlisle, D. (2012). In the line of fire. Nursing Standard, 26(39), 18-19.

In-Text Citation: Quote

(Author's Last Name, Year, p. Page Number)


Example

(Carlisle, 2012, p. 18)

In-Text Citation: Paraphrase

(Author's Last Name, Year)


Example

(Carlisle, 2012)

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