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Citation Style - APA

About Citing Articles

For each type of source in this guide, both the general format and an example will be provided.

Information on citing and several of the examples were drawn from the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.).

Numbers in brackets refer to specific pages in the manual.

Journals or Magazines - What's the Difference?

Journals are generally scholarly (often referred to as academic or peer-reviewed), and magazines are generally more for entertainment.

Not sure what you have? Click to view the library's Infoasis page about the differences between journals and magazines.

Magazine Article (p. 200)

Helpful Tips
  • If you view a magazine article online you will need to include the URL of the magazine's home page in your reference. 
  • If you view a magazine article from within a library article database you may include the URL of the database's home page in your reference.
General Format  
 
Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year, Month Day). Article
title: Subtitle. Magazine Title, Volume(issue), page range. Retrieved
from URL of magazine or library database home page [if viewed online].  
 
Example 1 -- article in print
 
Henry, W. A., & Mehta, N. S. (1990, April 9). Beyond the melting pot.  
Time, 135, 28-31.
 
Example 2 -- article from web site
 
Kuttner, R. (2003, September 8). The great American pension-fund robbery.
Business Week, 24-26. Retrieved from http://www.businessweek.com/

Example 3
-- article from library database
 
Bailey, H. (2009, July 10). Will he run on empty? Newsweek, 153(18), 6-8.
Retrieved from http://www.lexisnexis.com

Source with with 7 or more authors

General Format

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Author surname et al., Year)

In-Text Citation (Quotation):

(Author Surname et al., Year, page number)

References:

Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., & Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (year). Article title: Subtitle. Journal Title, Volume(issue), page range. http://doi.org/xx.xxxxxxxxxx [if available] OR URL of journal home page [if available].

Example

Surnames and initials for up to twenty authors should be provided in the reference list. For more than 20 authors, list the first 19, followed by an ellipsis (i.e. ...), then list the final author.

In-Text Citation (Quotation):

(Kumar et al., 2019, p. 185)

References:

Kumar, D. T., Iyer, S., Christy, J. P., Siva, R., Tayubi, I. A., Doss, C. G. P., & Zayed, H. (2019). A comparative computational approach toward pharmacological chaperones (NN-DNJ and ambroxol) on N370S and L444P mutations causing Gaucher's disease. In Advances in protein chemistry and structural biology (Vol. 114, pp. 315-339). Academic Press.