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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

Format

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, Volume(Issue), #-#. https://doi.org/xx.xxx/yyyy

Example

Bailey, N. W. (2012). Evolutionary models of extended phenotypes. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 27(3), 561-569. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2012.05.011

Journal Article Without a DOI with a Nondatabase URL

Format

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

Example

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. http://www.ac-journal.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Stamps-.pdf

Journal Article from a Print Source

Format

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

Example

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

Format

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

Example

Waxman, O. B. (2016, December 20). When does winter start? It depends on what you mean by 'winter.' Time Magazine, http://time.com/4607873/2016-first-day-of-winter-solstice 

Newspaper Article

Format

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

Example

Belluck, P. (2020, July 28). Amazing, isn't it. Long sought blood test for Alzheimer's in reach. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/28/health/alzheimers-blood-test.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

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

Format

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

Examples

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.