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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.

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: "" followed by the number.  It is now a URL and should be a viable web link.


One author:

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. 

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 (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



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

     affects economic, social status.  The

     Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.


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