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Reference List: Articles in Periodicals
APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6 th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. (6 th ed. 2 nd printing).
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Last Edited: 2013-10-05 06:24:38
APA style dictates that authors are named last name followed by initials; publication year goes between parentheses, followed by a period. The title of the article is in sentence-case, meaning only the first word and proper nouns in the title are capitalized. The periodical title is run in title case, and is followed by the volume number which, with the title, is also italicized. If a DOI has been assigned to the article that you are using, you should include this after the page numbers for the article. If no DOI has been assigned and you are accessing the periodical online, use the URL of the website from which you are retrieving the periodical.
Author, A. A. Author, B. B. Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number (issue number), pages. dx.doi.org/xx.xxx/yyyyy
Journals that are paginated by volume begin with page one in issue one, and continue numbering issue two where issue one ended, etc.
Harlow, H. F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 55. 893-896.
Journals paginated by issue begin with page one every issue; therefore, the issue number gets indicated in parentheses after the volume. The parentheses and issue number are not italicized or underlined.
Scruton, R. (1996). The eclipse of listening. The New Criterion, 15 (3), 5-13.
Henry, W. A. III. (1990, April 9). Making the grade in today’s schools. Time, 135. 28-31.
Unlike other periodicals, p. or pp. precedes page numbers for a newspaper reference in APA style. Single pages take p. e.g. p. B2; multiple pages take pp. e.g. pp. B2, B4 or pp. C1, C3-C4.
Schultz, S. (2005, December 28). Calls made to strengthen state energy policies. The Country Today. pp. 1A, 2A.
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Moller, G. (2002, August). Ripples versus rumbles [Letter to the editor]. Scientific American, 287 (2), 12.
Baumeister, R. F. (1993). Exposing the self-knowledge myth [Review of the book The self-knower: A hero under control.
by R. A. Wicklund M. Eckert]. Contemporary Psychology, 38. 466-467.