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.
Note: The 7th edition of the APA Manual of Style has changed how to use DOIs. No longer use the term "DOI" followed by the number. Instead, begin with the standard prefix: "https://doi.org/" followed by the number. It is now a URL and should be a viable web link.
Ross, C. A. (2009). Psychodynamics of eating
disorder behavior in sexual abuse survivors,
American Journal of Psychotherapy, 63(3),
Note: The volume number is in italics. The issue number is not in italics; but is in parentheses.
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: 10.1037/0278-6220.127.116.11
Article from Library Database or Internet (7th ed. revised this section):
You no longer need to cite the database or the vendor platform. The exception is a database with original, proprietary content like Cochrane.
Rozmarin, M. (2005). Power, freedom, and
individuality: Foucault and sexual freedom.
Human Studies, 28(1), 1-14.
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 http://www.ncjrs.gov/html/
Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity
affects economic, social status. The
Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.
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