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APA 7 Citation Style Guide

This style guide will help you cite the most common types of materials required in research projects and papers according to APA 7th edition. - Direct comments to eselander@nvcc.edu.

Citing Journal Articles

SOURCES CITATION IN-TEXT

GENERAL FORMAT:

Journal articles
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of journal publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, Vol#(Issue #, if given), pages xxx-xxx. Digital Object Identifier* (DOI) (format is https://doi.org/xx.xxxx.xx...), if available

(Last Name, Year)

(Last Name & Last Name, Year)

3 or more authors

(Last Name, et al., Year)
One author with DOI* -
from database or in print
Lecky, F. (2019). Should plasma GFAP guide the management of patients with traumatic brain injury and a negative CT scan? Lancet Neurology, 18(10), 98-99. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1474-4422(19)30327-8

(Lecky, 2019)

(Lecky, 2019, p. 99)
Two to twenty authors** with DOI* - from database or in print Burgette, J. M., Safdari-Sadaloo, S. M., & Van Nostrand, E. (2020). Child dental neglect laws: Specifications and repercussions for dentists in 51 jurisdictions. The Journal of the American Dental Association, 151(2), 98-107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adaj.2019.09.010

(Burgette, et al., 2020)

(Burgette, et al., 2020, Table 1)
No DOI* - from database or in print Pursley Dooling, J., Hidalgo, S., & Woebkenberg, J. (2020). How inclusive is your data?: Collection and workflow considerations for sexual orientation and gender identity data. Journal of AHIMA, 91(1), 22-25. (Pursley Dooling, et al., 2020, p. 24)

Journal article with an article number or eLocator

Hunter, R. F., de la Haye, K., Murray, J. M., Badham, J., Valente T. W., Clarke, M. & Kee, F. (2019) Social network interventions for health behaviours and outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLOS Medicine, 16(9), Article e1002890. 

https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002890

When there is an Article number or eLocator, do not list page numbers in the reference. You can use the page numbers for in-text citations.

(Hunter, et al., 2019)
 

Location when there are page numbers.

(Hunter, et al., 2019, p. 22)

No page numbers:

(Hunter, et al., 2019, Types of Interventions section, para. 1)

*DOI: Digital Object Identifier - a unique alphanumeric combination, providing a persistent link to online items – e.g., https://doi.org/10.1037/15969-000

** For 21 or more authors, list the 1st through 19th authors in the reference, followed by an ellipsis (…), then the last author.

Citing Magazine & News Articles

SOURCES CITATION IN-TEXT

GENERAL FORMAT:

Periodical (magazines, newspapers and news sites)
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year, Month Date). Title of Article. Title of Publication. Digital Object Identifier* (DOI) or URL [no period at end]

(Last Name, Year)

(Last Name & Last Name, Year)

Magazine article – No Author, no DOI, available from academic database or print Staying happy, healthy & hydrated. (2018, September). Consumer Reports, 83(9), 34. 

(Staying healthy, 2019)


(Staying healthy, 2019, p. 34)

Magazine online – One Author, no DOI Jhpiego. (2019, April 5). He who hesitates: All-male African clinic fights HIV a new way. Johns Hopkins Nursing. https://magazine.nursing.jhu.edu/2019/04/he-who-hesitates-all-male-african-clinic-fights-hiv-a-new-way/

(Jhpiego, 2019)

(Jhpiego, 2019, para. 6)
Magazine – 2-20 Authors, no DOI, academic database or print Kluger, J., Aciman, A, & Steinmetz, K. (2013, July 8). The happiness of pursuit. TIME Magazine, 182(2), 24-28. (Kluger et al., 2013, p. 25)
Newspaper online, One Author, no DOI Kornberg, M. (2020, February 28). The death toll of the opioid epidemic is higher than originally thought, researchers say. The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/02/28/opioid-deaths/

(Kornberg, 2020)

(Kornberg, 2020, para. 15)
Article on News Website, One Author Rogers, K. (2020, March 4). Smartphones may make your headache worse, study finds. CNN. https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/04/health/smartphone-headache-wellness/index.html

(Rogers, 2020)

Rogers, 2020, Searching for a Cause section, para. 2)