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Writing and Citing: APA 6th Edition: Journal Articles

A guide to help users create citations using American Psychological Association Style, 6th edition.

Journal Articles

Basic Format, One Author:

Author Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Article title: Subtitle. Journal Title, Volume(issue), page range. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx OR Retrieved from URL of journal home page [if available].

Example:

Ford, K. (1985). "The Yellow Wallpaper" and women's discourse. Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, 4(2), 309-314. doi: 10.2307/463709

2 Authors:

Author Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial., & Author Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Article title: Subtitle. Journal Title, Volume(issue), page range. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx OR Retrieved from URL of journal home page [if available].

Example:

Smith, G. M. & Kielhofer, J. (2011). Through the High Rock and beyond: Placing the Last Supper Cave and Parman Paleoindian lithic assemblages into a regional context. Journal of Archeological Science, 38(12), 3568-3576. doi: 10.1016/jas.2011.08.027

3-7 Authors:

Author Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial., Author Last Name, First Initial.Second Initial., & Author Last Name First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Article title: Subtitle. Journal Title, Volume(issue), page range. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx OR Retrieved from URL of journal home page [if available]. 

More than 7 Authors:

 Author Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial., Author Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial., Author Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial., Author Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial., Author Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial., & Author Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Article title: Subtitle. Journal Title, Volume(issue), page range. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx [if available] OR Retrieved from URL of journal home page [if available].