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APA 7 Citation Style: Journal Article (Print)

Students' guide to APA 7

APA Citation 7 -- Print Journal Article

References List Format

Last name of author, First and middle initial of author. (Year, Month Day of magazine issue). Title of article.

     Title of the Journal, Volume number(Issue number if applicable), Page number(s) of article.

In-Text Citation Format (Direct Quote)

(Author’s Last Name, Year of publication, p. #)

 

In-Text Citation Format (Paraphrased or Summarized)

(Author’s Last Name, Year of publication)


References List Example

Leary, M. (2004, July/August). Get over yourself! Psychology Today, 24(3), 62-65.

 

In-Text Citation Example (Direct Quote)

(Leary, 2004, p. 78)

 

In-Text Citation Example (Paraphrased or Summarized)

(Leary, 2004)


Quick Note:  If you have more than one author, you would follow the same rules for citing print books.  

Sources Without Authors

Whenever you have a source that does not have a specific author, you can use the name of an organization in the author position.  For example, if you are getting information from the American Psychological Association's website (a great resource, by the way!), then you can list the American Psychological Association as the author if none is given. 

Example

American Psychological Association. (2020). Controlling anger before it controls youhttps://www.apa.org/topics/anger/control

In-text (Parenthetical) Citation
(American Psychological Association, 2020)

 

However, if that is not an option, you move the title to the position of author.  

 

Journal Article Example

The transfer dilemma. (2002).  Journal of the Learning Sciences11(1), 1–24. 

In-text (Parenthetical) Citation

("The Transfer Dilemma," 2002)

 

Webpage Example

Psychosis disorders. (2020).  https://medlineplus.gov/psychoticdisorders.html

In-text (Parenthetical) Citation

("Psychosis Disorders," 2020)

 

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