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APA 6 Style Guide

Journal Articles - Guidelines

Journal citations generally follow this format:

Author, A.A., & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of article: Subtitle of article. Name of the Journal, Volume(Issue, if applicable), pages. DOI. 

 

Some important things to note:

  • Continuous pagination means that subsequent issues on one volume of a journal start at the last page number. For example, if issue number one of volume five included pages 1-125, then issue two of volume five would start on page 126. Repagination means that each subsequent issue starts at page 1.
  • If no doi is available, then use the URL for the homepage of the journal.
  • If you are using a print journal, then you may end the citation with the inclusive pages.
  • Some electronic journals do not include page numbers. If that is the case, cite the journal as appropriate, but do not include the page numbers.
  • For articles with more than seven (7) authors, list the first six authors, followed by an ellipsis (...), and end with the final author's name

Journal Article - Continuous Pagination

Format:

Author, A. A. & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of article, not italicized. Name of the Periodical, Capitalizing Important Words, volume number, inclusive pages. DOI or URL

Journal Article - Repagination

Format:

Author, A. A. & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of article, not italicized. Name of the Periodical, Capitalizing Important Words, volume number(Issue Number), inclusive pages. DOI or URL

Journal Article - More Than Seven Authors

Format:

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., Author, C. C., Author D. D., Author E. E., Author, F. F., ... Author, Z. Z. (Year). Title of article, not italicized. Name of the Periodical, Capitalizing Important Words, volume number, inclusive pages. DOI or URL