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APA Citation Guide: Print Articles

An article in a journal

Author's name. (Year of publication). Article title. Journal title, volume number(issue), pages.

Example:   Mellers, B.A. (2001).  Choice and the relative pleasure of consequences. Psychological

                     Bulletin, 126(1), 919-924.

Cited in text: (Mellers, 2001)

Journal article, 3-5 authors

Three authors names. (Year of publication). Article title. Journal Title, volume(issue), pages. 

Example: Bernardon, S., Babb, K.A., Hakim-Larson, J. & Gragg, M. (2011). Loneliness, attachment,

                        and the perception and use of social support in university students. Canadian

                        Journal of Behavioural Science43(1), 40-51.

Cited in text: (Bernardon, Babb, Hakim-Larson, & Gragg, 2011) [first usage]

    (Bernardon et al., 2011) [following uses]

Journal article, 6 or more authors

First six authors names, et al. (Year of publication). Article title. Journal title, volume number, pages.

Example: Saywitz, K. J., Mannarino, A.P., Berliner, L., Cohen, J.A., Harris, M., Karper, E., et.al.

                 (2000). Treatment for sexually abused children and adolescents. American Psychologist,

                 55, 1040-49.

Cited in text: (Saywitz et al., 2000) [all uses in text]

Case study

Note: APA does not have specific guidelines for citing a case study, so citing it depends on whether it is a separate publication or appeared in a journal or book. If it is a separate publication, cite it as a book:

Example: Cespedes, F., Galford, R., Bonsignore, F.N., Buck, M.L., Younger, J., & Leppert, T. (2004). 

Succession and failure [Case study]. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Publishing. 

Cited in text: (Cespedes et al., 2004)

Note: If the case study appears in a journal or in a book, cite it as you would a journal article or chapter in a book. If the case study can only be found online, and it appears as a separate document on the website, cite it as you would a web document. 

Magazine article

Author or authors name. (Date of publication, showing the year, month and date). Article title.

         Magazine title,volume number, page numbers.

Example: Kandle, E.R., & Squire, L.R. (2002, November 10). Neuroscience: Breaking down scientific

                   barriers to the study of brain and mind. Science, 290, 1113-1120.

Cited in text: (Kandel & Squire, 2002)

Daily newspaper, no author

Article title. (Date of publication, showing year, month and date). Name of newspaper, Page

      numbers preceded by p. or pp.

Example: New drug appears to sharply cut risk of death from heart failure. (1993, July 15). The

                   Washington Post, p. A12.

Cited in text: ("New drug," 1993)

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