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APA Style (6th ed)

Journal Articles

NOTE: This page reflects the old version of the APA Publication Manual (6th ed). If you require the current version, please see APA Style (7th 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 Retrieved from 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. doi:10.1353/pla.2013.0011 

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. Retrieved from

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. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0153555

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See the Publication Manual: 7.01 Periodicals

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