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Citation Style Guides: Articles

General Form

Sec. 7.01:

Author last name, first initial(s). (Date of publication).

     Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number

     (issue number), page numbers. DOI


Note: Include DOI if available.  Do not insert a period after a DOI.


One author:

Ross, C. A.  (2009).  Psychodynamics of eating

     disorder behavior in sexual abuse survivors,

     American Journal of Psychotherapy, 63(3),



Multiple authors:

List as many as seven authors.  For more than seven authors, list the first six, then three periods and the last author.


Herbst-Damm, K. L., & Kulik, J. A.  (2005).  Volunteer

     support, marital status, and the survival times of

     terminally ill patients.  Health Psychology, 24,

     225-229. doi: 10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225



Article from Library Database or Internet Sec. 6.32:

If there is no DOI, then cite the homepage of the journal - search for it online.  A final

choice is to cite the database.  Many databases - such as ERIC and JSTOR - do not

use DOIs.  You can cite the database.  Do NOT cite the database vender such as

EBSCOhost.  You do not need to indicate the date you accessed it unless you expect

it to change. 


Rozmarin, M.  (2005).  Power, freedom, and

     individuality: Foucault and sexual freedom.

     Human Studies, 28(1), 1-14.  http://www.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.  There is no clear formula from APA.  Check with your professor/ or publisher if the following formula is acceptable to them.  Be sure to locate the CD number.  If you are using PubMed, the CD number is located within the DOI.  If there is a doi, including the CD number becomes optional.  The issue number is necessary because Cochrane does not use continuous pagination. 

Manheimer, E, Cheng, K, Linde, K, Yao, L,

     Yoo, J, Wieland, S,...Bouter, LM.  (2010).

     Acupuncture for Peripheral Joint

     Osteoarthritis.  Cochrane Database Syst

     Systematic Reviews. (1), CD001977.  DOI:




Newspaper (Sec. 7.01):

APA does not use "Anonymous" when citing newspaper articles.  Start with the first significant word in the title.


Six sites meet for comprehensive anti-gang

     initiative conference.  (2006, November/

     December).  OJJDP News @ a Glance.

     Retrieved from



Schwartz, J.  (1993, September 30).  Obesity

     affects economic, social status.  The

     Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.


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