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APA: Citing Periodicals

Basic Journal/Magazine Article Citation

Author's Last Name, Author's First Initial. Author's Middle Initial. (Year, Month/Date/Season). Title of article. Title of Journal/Magazine,                          Volume(Issue), Page(s). doi:xx.xxxxxxx

(Note: Not every article will have a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) number in the reference citation. The DOI is an alphanumeric string that is assigned to some electronic articles, and if it appears in the citation information for an article you are citing from an electronic source, it should be included. Reference citations without a DOI will look the same as the example citation above, but without "doi:xx.xxxxxxxx". If no DOI is assigned to an article, but you retrieved the article online, be sure to include the URL for the page where you found the article, using the following format: Retrieved from http://www.websiteaddress.com)

7th edition

DOI format is used in the form of a link using the phrase https://doi.org/xx.xxxxxxx

"Retrieved from" is no longer used in the citation. List the URL alone.

Example Journal article, one author

 

Sutherland, M. B. (2000, May). Problems of diversity in policy and practice: Celtic languages in the United Kingdom. Comparative Education, 36(2),         199-209. doi:10.1080/03050060050045363.

7th edition

Sutherland, M. B. (2000, May). Problems of diversity in policy and practice: Celtic languages in the United Kingdom. Comparative 

          Education, 36(2),199-209. https://doi.org/10.1080/03050060050045363

Example Journal article, 3 to 6 authors

Gubbins, H., O'Halloran, S., Kearney, D., Dore, A., Magner, E., & Murphy, E. (2007, June). A forum for the practice of musicology in Ireland. British         Postgraduate Musicology, 9, 5.

7th edition

List all authors up to 20, with the & used between the last two authors. If 21 authors are listed, list up to 19, ellipsis and no ampersand before the last author. 

Gubbins, H., O'Halloran, S., Kearney, D., Dore, A., Magner, E., & Murphy, E. (2007, June). A forum for the practice of musicology

          in Ireland. British Postgraduate Musicology, 9, 5.

Example Magazine article

Elmer-DeWitt, P., & Farley, C. J. (1994, March 21). People who eat Hostess Twinkies. Time, 143(12), 22.

Basic Newspaper Citation

No Author:

Title of article. (Year, Month Day). Title of Newspaper, Page.

One Author:

Author's Last Name, Author's First Initial. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Newspaper, Page(s).

(Note: The reference citations above refer to newspaper articles from a print source. If the article you found is from a newspaper, but you found the article online, place a period after the Title of Newspaper, and then type the URL where you found the article, using the format: Retrieved from http://www.websiteaddress.com. Give the URL of the newspaper home page when the online version of the article can be located using a search box on the newspaper home page).

7th edition

Title of the article. (Year, Month, Day). Title of the article. Title of The Newspaper or News Website, (Page(s) if print). URL of the article if online

 

Example Newspaper article, no author

Wait till ice cream trucks get wind of this. (2007, November 21). The New York
          Times
, p. F2.

Example Online Newspaper article, 1 author

Kelley, T. (2000, March 23). Twinkie strike afflicts fans with snack famine. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com

 

7th edition

Kelley, T. (2000, March 23). Twinkie strike afflicts fans with snack famine. The New York

          Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2000/03/23/nyregion/twinkie-strike-afflicts-fans-with-snack-famine.html

In-Text Citations

For an overview of the various ways to cite information in text in APA style, see the Purdue OWL, which provides an overview of the basic in text citation formats.