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How Do I Cite a Journal or Magazine Article Using APA?


Basic Format

  • Author's Name. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of journal, Volume information (Issue information), Inclusive page numbers.
A Journal Article with One Author
  • Maten, Y. A. (1993). Electronic communication in large organizations. Technical Communication, 39(2), 60-65.
A Journal Article with Two Authors (journal paginated by issue)
  • Klimoski, R., & Palmer, S., (1993). The ADA and the hiring process in organizations. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 45(2), 10-36.
A Journal Article with More than Six Authors (journal with continuous pagination)
  • Wolchik, S. A., West, S. G., Sandler, I. N., Tein, J., Coatsworth, D., Lengua, L., et al. (2000). An experimental evaluation of theory-based mother and mother-child programs for children of divorce. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68(4), 843-856.
A Magazine Article (with author)
  • Kandel, E. R. (2000, November 10). Neuroscience: Breaking down scientific barriers to the study of brain and mind. Science, 290, 1113-112.
A Magazine Article (anonymous)
  • The blood business. (1992, September 11). Time, 97, 47-48.
A Magazine article with discontinuous pages:
  • Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. People Weekly, 55-56, 70-71.


Basic Format

  • Author's Name. (Date of publication). Title of Article. Title of Journal, Volume information (Issue information), Inclusive page numbers. Date of retrieval, from Name of database.
A Journal Article found in a database (same as the print equivalent)
  • VandenBos, G., Knapp, S., & Doe, J. (2001). Role of reference elements in the selection of resources by psychology undergraduates [Electronic version]. Journal of Bibliographic Research, 5, 117-123.
A Journal Article found in a database (different from the print equivalent)
  • Jacobson, J.W., Mulick, J. A., & Schwartz, A. A. (1995). A history of facilitated communication: Science, pseudoscience, and antiscience. American Psychologist, 50, 750-765. Retrieved January 12, 2001, from PsychARTICLES database.
If your source does not appear in this guide or for further information or examples, consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th edition) (Call Number: Ref BF76.7 .P83 2001 ) available in the Ready Reference Collection at the Information Desk or in the Reference Collection. You can also refer to the Instruction Office's list of resources; we specifically recommend Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL). You can also contact the SIUE Writing Center or visit APA's site.
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