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APA Guide (Based on the 6th Edition): References: Articles

Article References

See the tabs for how to format a reference. There is the structure (including the periods, abbreviations, and capitalization) and an example for each type of item to be in the reference list.

General Format

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Publication Year). Article title. Journal Title, volume         number(issue number), page number. doi

 

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Journal article with DOI Format

Author’s Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Publication Year). Article title. Journal Title, volume number(issue number), page number. doi

Example

Cadigan, R. O., Stevenson, D. G., Caudry, D. J., & Grabowski, D. C. (2015). Private investment purchase and nursing home financial health. Health Services Research, 50(1), 180-196. doi:10.1111/1475-6773.12212

Journal article

without DOI

Format

Author’s Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Publication Year). Article title. Journal Title, volume number(issue number), page  number. Retrieved from URL

Example

Purnell, M., Walsh, S., & Milone, M. (2004). Oncology nursing education: Teaching  strategies that work. Nursing Education Perspectives, 25(6), 304-308. Retrieved from http://www.nlnjournal.org/

Journal article with more than seven authors

Format

List the first six authors' names, add an ellipsis, then list the last author's name. (Publication Year). Article title. Journal Title, volume number(issue number),  page  number. doi

Example

McDonald, A., Frazer, K., Duignan, C., Healy, M., Irving, A., Marteinsson, P., . . . McNicholas, E. (2015). Validating the ‘Intervention Wheel’ in the context of Irish public health nursing. British Journal of Community Nursing, 20(3), 140-145. http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2015.20.3.140

Advanced Online Publication
(or epub)

Format

Author’s Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Publication Year). Article title. Journal Title. Omit missing information and add Advance Online Publication before the DOI or URL.

Example

Hall, E., Lee, S. Y., Clark, P. C., & Perilla, J. (2014). Social ecology of adherence to hypertension treatment in Latino migrant and seasonal farmworkers. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. Advance online publication. doi:

 

See page 198-202 of the manual and the APA Style Blog post on Advance Online Publications for more information.

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Print magazine article Format

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Publication Year, Month). Article title. Magazine Title, volume number(issue number), page number.

Example

Trull, T. J. (2015, April). Ethical issues in researching daily life. Monitor on Psychology, 46(4), 70.

Online magazine article Format

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Publication Year, Month). Article title. Magazine Title, volume number(issue number). Retrieved from URL

Example

Smith, B. L. (2015, February). Stopping stop and frisk. Monitor on Psychology, 46(2). Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/monitor/

 

See page 198-202 of the manual for more information.

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Print newspaper article Format

Author's Last Name, First Initial. (Publication Year, Month and Date). Article title. Newspaper Title, page number.

Example

Hubbard, B. (2015, May 24). Young Saudis find freedom on smartphones. The New York Times, pp. 6, 11.

Online newspaper article Format

Author's Last Name, First Initial. (Publication Year, Month and Date). Article title. Newspaper Title. Retrieved from URL

Example

Rae, A. (2015, May 25). Nature's waste management crews. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com

 

See page 198-202 of the manual for more information.

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Tips

  • You can find the DOI at CrossRef: 
    http://search.crossref.org/
  • If there is not a DOI available, the URL of the journal's homepage should be provided if the journal is subscription based. If the journal is open access, use the URL where the actual article can be found on the open web.
  • When you cite a magazine article, use the same format as when you cite a journal article, but add the month and day after the year. Example: (2010, August 20).
  • Precede page numbers for newspaper articles and chapters of edited books with p. for one page or pp. for more than one page.
  • If a newspaper article spans nonsequential pages, list all page numbers separated by commas. Example: (pp. A1, A4).
  • If the publication date is not available, use n.d. in place of the date.

References

American Psychological Association. (2009). Reference examples. In Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (pp. 193-224). Washington, D.C.: Author.

Stefanie. (2012, August 17). Almost published [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/advance-online-publication/