Citing an Article in APA Style
When citing articles in APA style, your citation should follow one of the basic formats below.
Journal article with a DOI
Author, A. A. (Year). Title of article. Title of periodical, volume(issue), #-#. DOI
Nemenzo, F. (2016). Misadventures in political science. Philippine Political Science Journal, 37(1), 63-66. https://doi.org/10.1080/01154451.2016.1149918
Journal article without a DOI, with a nondatabase URL
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., Author, C. C., & Author, D. D. (Year). Title of article. Title of periodical, volume(issue), #-#. URL
Ahmann, E., Tuttle, L. J., Saviet, M., & Wright, S. D. (2018). A descriptive review of ADHD coaching research: Implications for college students. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 31(1), 17-39. https://www.ahead.org/professional-resources/publications/jped/archived-jped/jped-volume-31
Journal, magazine, or newspaper article without a DOI, from most academic research databases or print version
Do not include the database name or URL as URLs from databases usually require a login meaning they will not be accessible to most readers.
Author, A. A. (Date). Title of article. Title of periodical, volume(issue), #-#.
Denmead, T. (2019). The rise of the creative underclass. Educational Theory, 69(2), 225-240.
Bartels, M. (2017, December 19). When does winter start? The shortest day of the year is approaching. Newsweek.
Wong-Shing, K. (2019, December 16). Waking up early doesn’t have to be miserable. Reno Gazette-Journal, C 5.
To see more examples and other situations of citing books in APA style, see the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition) located at the Research Help desk.