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APA Style (7th ed)

Journal Articles

NOTE: This page reflects the latest version of the APA Publication Manual (7th ed), which released in October 2019. If you require the previous version, please see APA Style (6th ed)



Author's Last Name, First Name Initial. Second Initial if given. (Year). Title of article: Subtitle, if given. Title of Journal, volume(issue), page-page. doi or URL

Georgas, H. (2013). Google vs the library: Students preferences and perceptions when doing research using Google and a federated search tool. Libraries and the Academy, 13(2), 165-183. /  

Article with multiple authors, URL

Choong, P., & Brown, B. S. (2007). The future of academic honesty. Academy of Educational Leadership Journal, 11(2), 91-102.

Article with more than 7 authors

Provide first 6 authors, add elipses [...] then last author

Jin, P., Gao, G., Liu, X., Li, F., Tong, S., Ding, J., . . . Gao, K. (2016). Contrasting photophysiological characteristics of phytoplankton assemblages in the Northern South China Sea. Plos One, 11(15), 1-6.

For journal articles with a doi, format the doi as a hyperlink by adding

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See chapter 10 of the Publication Manual.

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