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APA Citation Style_OLD: Articles

Periodical Articles

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Author last name, A. A. (year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, Vol(Issue#), Pages.

Author last name, A. A. (year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, Vol(Issue#), Pages. doi OR Retrieved from ...

 

Wang, Y. (2009). Changing drivers’ attitudes towards mobile phone use through participative simulation testing and feedback. Injury Prevention, 15, 384-389.

Wood, H. (2009, April). Road rage. Canadian Geographic, 129(2), 80-82.

Pole, N. (2007). The psychophysiology of posttraumatic stress disorder: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 133, 725-746. doi:10.1037/0033-2909.133.5.725 

Tang, P., Yuan, W., & Tseng, H. (2005). Clinical follow-up study on diabetes patients participating in a health management plan. Journal of Nursing Research, 13, 253-261. Retrieved from http://journals.lww.com/jnr-twna/pages/default.aspx

Glicksman, E. (2012, October). Preparing for the 'silver tsunami'. Monitor on Psychology, 43(9). Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/monitor/index.aspx

Neill, K. (2000). Effectiveness and efficiency in small academic peer groups. Small Group Research, 31, 24-53. Abstract retrieved from Sociological Abstracts database. (Accession No. 200010185)

 

  • Include the month, week or season for magazine articles
  • Put the issue number in () right after the volume number WITHOUT a space in between. The volume number is italicized, the issue number is not
  • For a supplement, give the supplement number immediately in parentheses after the volume number, e.g.: Journal of Psychiatric Research, 24(Suppl. 2)
  • Include the word Abstract in your retrieval statement for an abstract retrieved online.
  • Include the DOI for articles retrieved online (as in example 3). What is a DOI? The DOI may be available as just a number or prefixed as follows. All three ways of writing the DOI are acceptable, but choose one consistently for you paper:
  • If there is no DOI and you retrieved the article from a KPU database, stop the citation after the page numbers. 
  • If there is no DOI and you retrieved the article on the open Internet, include the page URL (as in examples 4&5). See this flowchart from the APA Style blog about when to use a DOI, a URL or the database name
  • In text citation examples (for more information, see the In-text Citations tab):
    • .....(Wang, 2009)
    • .....(Wood, 2009)
    • .....(Pole, 2007)
    • .....(Tang, Yuan, & Tseng, 2005)
    • .....(Glicksman, 2012)
    • .....(Hare & O'Neill, 2000)
  • when quoting, also include a page number (or other locator if no page number available), e.g.
    •  "..." (Wang, 2009, p. 386)
    • "..." (Glicksman, 2012, "Opportunities," para.3)

Fowlie, J. (2010, October 22). Almost 20,000 fined for using cellphones while driving. The Vancouver Sun, pp. A1, A13.

Zoomsafer app stops texting. (2010, October 1). The Province, p. A12.

Otterman, S. (2012, November 30). Underwriting Abraham. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com

  • Give the date as shown on the newspaper
  • If pages are discontinuous, list all pages (example one)
  • If there is no author, move the title in the author position (example two)
  • For online newspapers include the homepage URL (example three)
  • In text citation examples (for more information, see the In-text Citations tab):
    • .....(Fowlie, 2010)
    • .... (Otterman, 2012)
    • .....("Zoomsafer," 2010)
  • when quoting, also include a page number or other locator if no page number is available, e.g.
    • "..." (Fowlie, 2010, p. A1)
    • "..." (Otterman, 2012, para. 1)

Marler, S. P. (n.d.). [Review of the book Sacred gifts, profane pleasures: A history of tobacco and chocolate in the Atlantic world, by M. Norton]. Journal of World History, 21, 748-751.

Cooper, L. F. (2011). A world without great-power war [Review of the book Dangerous time? The international politics of great power peace, by C. J. Fettweis]. International Studies Review, 13, 684-686. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2486.2011.01068.x

  • To the basic periodical citation add [Review of the book Title by Author] for a book review (as in the first example. For a film, video, DVD or other media review add [Review of tthe medium Title, produced by Producer, year of release]
  • If there is no author, move the title in the author position and complete the citation as you normally would
  • In text citation examples (for more information, see the In-text Citations tab):
    • .....(Marler, n.d.)
    • .....(Cooper, 2011)
  • when quoting, also include a page number or other locator if no page number available, e.g.
    • "..." (Marler, 2010, p. 750)