Answered By: Rebecca Hedreen
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General format for articles:

Author’s Last Name, Initial(s). (year of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal,

        volume number (issue number), page number(s).


Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Authro, C. (year). Article title. Journal Title, xx(x), pp-pp.

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Authro, C. (year). Article title. Journal Title, xx(x), pp-pp.

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Authro, C. (year). Article title. Journal Title, xx(x), pp-pp.
       Retrieved from

Note on capitalizing: In the article title only the first word of the title, first word of the subtitle and proper nouns are capitalized. In the journal title all words are capitalized except articles, conjunctions, and prepositions (except when it is the first word or the title).

Note on italicizing: Italicize the journal title and volume number. The article title and issue number are not italicized.

Note on citing electronic journal articles: If no DOI as been assigned to the content, provide the home page URL of the journal or of the book or report publisher." (p. 191)


Journal article, Print:

Plesch, V. (1998). Walls and scaffolds: Pictorial and dramatic passion cycles in the Duchy
        of Savoy. Comparative Drama, 32, 252-290.

Bertrand, P. (2009). Hurricane Katrina: A teachable moment. Science Teacher, 76(7),


Journal article, Print or Electronic with DOI:

Herbst-Damm, K. L., & Kulik, J. A. (2005). Volunteer support, marital status, and the
        survival times of terminally ill patients. Health Psychology, 24, 225-229.

Hughesa, B., & Howard, S. (2009, October). Social support reduces resting cardiovascular
       function in women. Anxiety, Stress & Coping 22(5), 537-548.


Journal article, Electronic without DOI:

Pearson, M. W. (1984). Asymptomatic primary hyperthyroidism in the elderly: A review.
       Age and Ageing, 13(1), 1-5. Retrieved from

Fisher, P. (2003). In the black: Explanations for the federal budget surplus.
       Social Science Journal, 40, 49-63. Retrieved from


Journal article, Advanced online publication:

Wilkesmann, U., Ficsher, H., & Wilkesmann, M. (2009). Cultural characteristcs of
     knowledge transfer. Journal of Knowledge Management. Advanced online publication.
     doi: 10.1108/13673270910997123


For more information on APA citation style see the APA Citation Guide.

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