Citing an Article in APA Style

When citing articles in APA style in your references list, follow one of the basic formats below.

Journal article found online


Last Name, F. I. (Year of publication). Full article title. Journal Title, Volume number(Issue number), Beginning page-final page. DOI

Nemenzo, F. (2016). Misadventures in political science. Philippine Political Science Journal, 37(1), 63-66. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01154451.2016.1149918

Omit the DOI if none is available. Include the URL of the article’s website if the article was not found through a library database.

Magazine or newspaper article found online


Last Name, F. I. (Year of publication, Month day). Full article title. Newspaper/magazine title. Retrieved from URL

Waxm an, O. B. (2016, December 20). When does winter start? It depends on what you mean by “winter”.  Time Magazine. Retrieved from http://time.com/4607873/2016-first-day-of-winter-solstice

Magazine or newspaper article in print:

For an article in a magazine or newspaper, use the full publication date and only include a volume or issue number if it’s available. For pages in newspapers, list them as p. 1 and, for articles with multiple pages, as pp. A1, A6, etc.

Hinz, G. (2014, June 2). Raise the minimum wage. Crain’s Chicago Business, p. 2. 

More information

To see more examples and other situations of citing books in APA style, see the University Libraries APA Citation Guide see Purdue University Online Writing Lab’s APA Guide.