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Quick Guide to APA Citation Style: Journal Article Citation (Print)

Journal Articles (in print)

Print Articles in Periodicals (Journals, Magazines, Newspapers)


Basic format:

Author. (Date). Article title. Periodical Title, volume # (issue number), page #s.


  • Journal Article, Continuous Pagination
    Bekerian, D.A. (1993). In search of the typical eyewitness. American Psychologist, 48,

  • Journal Article, Journal Paginated by Issue, Two Authors
    Klimoski, R., & Palmer, S. (1993). The ADA and the hiring process in organizations.
            Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 45(2), 10-36.

  • Journal Article, Three to Seven Authors (List by last names and initials; commas separate author names, while the last author name is preceded by ampersand)
    Gardan, Y., Lanuel, Y., Pallez, D., & Vexo, F. (2001). A methodology for a function-to-shape translation 
            tool in foundry.  Computers in Industry, 44(2), 117-130.

  • Journal Article, More than Seven Authors (list first 6 authors, insert ... , and add the last author's name)
    Miller, F. H., Choi, M. J., Angeli, L. L., Harland, A. A., Stamos, J. A., Thomas, S. T., ... Rubin, L. H. (2009). Web site
           usability for the blind and low-vision user. Technical Communication, 57, 323-335.

  • Magazine article
    Posner, M. I. (1993, October 29). Seeing the mind. Science, 262, 673-674.

  • Newspaper Article, Discontinuous Pages
    Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economics, social status. The
             Washington Post,
    pp. A1, A4.