Examples are taken from Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition, “Reference Examples.”
Arrange entries in alphabetical order by surname of the first author. For more than one work by the same author, arrange in date order, earliest first. One-author entries precede multiple-author entries beginning with the same surname.
Journals and other periodicals
The general format for periodicals (items published on a regular basis, like newspapers, magazines,and journals):
Author, A.A., Author, B.B., & Author, C.C. (year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, xx, pp-pp. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxx
When there are up to twenty authors, spell out all authors’ names. After the nineteenth author, use ellipses before the last author’s name.
The DOI - Digital Object Identifier
APA style requires the addition of a DOI – Digital Object Identifier – for journal articles if one is available. (Most current journals articles and many historic articles found in PsycINFO will have a DOI.) (Note: your instructor may choose to have you do reference lists in a simpler format. Please check with them if you are not sure.)
If retrieving an article from a private database (examples of private databases include library databases like ProQuest, or PsycInfo), it is not necessary to include the database information in your reference. However, if there is no DOI available for a journal article, you should look up the home page URL of the journal and include it in your reference.
Journal article with a DOI (Manual section 10.1.1)
McCauley, S.M., & Christiansen, M.H. (2019). Language learning as language use: A cross-linguistic model of child language development. Psychological Review, 126(1), 1-51. https://doi.org/10.1037/rev0000126
Journal article without a DOI, from a print journal or database (Manual section 10.1.3)
Anderson, M. (2018). Getting consistent with consequences. Educational Leadership, 76(1), 26-33.
Goldman, C. (2018, November 28). The complicated calibration of love, especially in adoption. Chicago Tribune.
Journal article without a DOI, with a non-database URL (Manual section 10.1.2)
Ahmann, E., Tuttle, L.J., Saviet, M., & Wright, S.D. (2018). A descriptive review of ADHD coaching research: Implications for college students. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 31(1), 17-39, https://www.ahead.org/professional-resources/publications/jped/archived-jped/jped-volume-31
Newspaper article (Manual section 10.1.16)
Guarino, B. (2017, December 4). How will humanity react to alien life? Psychologists have some predictions. The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/12/04/how-will-humanity-react-to-alien-life-psychologists-have-some-predictions/
Magazine articles (Manual section 10.1.15)
Bergeson, S. (2019, January 4). Really cool neutral plasmas. Science, 363(6422), 33-44. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aau7988
Bustillos, M. (2013, March 19). On video games and storytelling: an interview with Tom Bissell. The New Yorker. https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/on-video-games-and-storytelling-an-interview-with-tom-bissell