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APA Citation Guide (7th Edition): Journal, Magazine and Newspaper Articles

Note: This guide reflects the latest version of the APA Publication Manual (i.e., APA 7).

How Can I Tell If It's a Journal?

How to Identify Articles

Use the University Libraries Quick How-To guides on finding and identifying types of articles for research.

Scholarly and Peer-Reviewed Articles

Use this Quick How-To guide to investigate if your journal is peer reviewed.

Journal Article with a DOI (with 1 and 2 Authors)


Author, A. A. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, Volume(Issue), #-#.

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, Volume(Issue), #-#.


Bailey, N. W. (2012). Evolutionary models of extended phenotypes. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 27(3), 561-569.

Baker, T., & Clark, J. (2011). Educational equity in ethnically diverse group work. Intercultural Education, 22(5), 411-422.

Journal Article with 3 to 20 Authors


Author, A. A., Author, B. B., Author, C. C., & Author, D. D. (Year). Title of article Subtitle if any. Title of Periodical, volume(issue), #-#. URL


Ahmann, E., Tuttle, L. J., Saviet, M., & Wright, S. D. (2018). A descriptive review of ADHD coaching research: Implications for college students. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 31(1), 17-39.

Journal Article with 21+ Authors


First 19 authors., . . . Last author.

Note: After the first 19 authors' names, use an ellipsis (. . .) in place of the remaining author names. Then, end with the final author's name. There should be a maximum of 20 authors included in the reference list entry).


Lubin, D., Zhang, D., Silber, I., Scott, R. C., Kalogeras, P., Battaglia, A., Bromwich, D. H., Cadeddu, M., Eloranta, E., Fridlind, A., Frossard, A., Hines, K. M., Kneifel, S., Leaitch, W. R., Lin, W., Nicolas, J., Powers, H., Quinn, P. K., Rowe, P., . . . Vogelmann, A. M. (2020). AWARE: The atmospheric radiation measurement (ARM) West Antarctic radiation experiment. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 101(7), E1069-E1091.

Journal Article Without a DOI with a Nondatabase URL


Author, A. A. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, Volume(Issue), #-#. URL


Stamps, D. (2019). Is it really representation? A qualitative analysis of Asian and Latino characterizations in broadcast television. American Communication Journal, 21(1), 1-12.

Journal Article from a Print Source


Author, A. A. (Year). Title of article: Subtitle if any. Title of Periodical, Volume(Issue), #-#. DOI if available


Jungers, W. L. (2010). Biomechanics: Barefoot running strikes back. Nature, 463(7280), 433-434.

Note: APA 7 advises writers to include a DOI (if available), even when using the print source. The example above assumes no DOI is available.

Magazine Article


Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Periodical, Volume(Issue) [if available], URL


Waxman, O. B. (2016, December 20). When does winter start? It depends on what you mean by 'winter.' Time Magazine, 

Newspaper Article


Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Periodical, #-# [if available]. URL [if online]


Belluck, P. (2020, July 28). Amazing, isn't it. Long sought blood test for Alzheimer's in reach. The New York Times.

Journal, Magazine, or Newspaper Article Without a DOI, from Most Academic Research Databases or Print Version


Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Periodical, Volume(Issue), #-# [if available].


Bogan, E., & Paun, E. (2011). The assimilation of immigrants into the British labor market. Geopolitics, History, and International Relations, 3(2), 272.

Note: Do not include the database name or URL. See Section 9.30 for more on excluding or including database information in references.