APA – Periodical Articles, Printed or Online

(Publication Manual 10.1) (includes articles from subscription databases)

For Parts of Books, see next section.


Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of Publication). Title of article. Title of Periodical, vol. #(issue #), inclusive page numbers. DOI or URL


Name of Group or Username. (Year of Publication, month or month and day). Title of article. Title of Periodical, vol. #(issue #), inclusive page numbers. DOI or URL

Notes: Treat articles from online sources in the same way as similar articles from print periodicals. Omit database names and URLs unless they are the only way to access the item.


Article in a scholarly journal, printed or from a database, single author, no DOI

Duley, K. (2006). Un-domesticating violence: Criminalizing survivors and U.S. mass incarceration. Women & Therapy, 29(3/4), 75-96.

Notes: Omit database name unless it is the only way to access the item. Omit database URL.

Article in a scholarly journal, printed or from a database, multiple authors, with DOI

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

Mulvaney, S. A., Mudasiru, E., Schlundt, D. G., Baughman, C. L., Fleming, M., VanderWoude, A., Russell, W. E., Elasy, T. A., & Rothman, R. (2008, July/August). Self-management in type 2 diabetes: The adolescent perspective. The Diabetes Educator, 34(4), 674-682. https://doi.org/10.1177/0145721708320902

Note: If there are more than 20 authors, use an ellipsis (but no ampersand) after the 19th author, and then add the final author’s name. Example:

Wiskunde, B., Arslan, M., Fischer, P., Nowak, L., Van den Berg, O., Coetzee, L., Juárez, U., Riyaziyyat, E., Wang, C., Zhang, I., Li, P., Yang, R., Kumar, B., Xu, A., Martinez, R., McIntosh, V., Ibáñez, L. M., Mäkinen, G., Virtanen, E., . . . Kovács, A. (2019). Indie pop rocks mathematics: Twenty One Pilots, Nicolas Bourbaki, and the empty set. Journal of Improbable Mathematics, 27(1), 1935-1968. https://doi.org/10.0000/3mp7y-537

Article in a magazine, online (with DOI or nondatabase URL), or printed

Bergeson, S. (2019, January 4). Really cool neutral plasmas. Science, 363(6422), 33-34. 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

Weir, K. (2017, January). Forgiveness can improve mental and physical health. Monitor on Psychology, 48(1), 30.

Article in a newspaper, online (with DOI or nondatabase URL), or printed

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

Hess, A. (2019, January 3). Cats who take direction. The New York Times, C1.

Article with no author, online or printed

The decade of the spy. (1994, March 7). Newsweek, 26-27.

Review of a book or film

Mirabito, L. A., & Heck, N. C. (2016). Bringing LGBTQ youth theater into the spotlight [Review of the film The year we thought about love, by E. Brodsky, Dir.]. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 3(4), 499-500. https://doi,org/10.1037/sgd0000205

Santos, F. (2019, January 11). Reframing refugee children’s stories [Review of the book We are displaced: My journey and stories from refugee girls around the world, by M. Yousafzai]. The New York Times. https://nyti.ms/2Hlgjk3

Editorial, unsigned

Haiti’s schools [Editorial]. (2010, August 17). The New York Times, A26.

Editorial, signed

Cuellar, N. G. (2016). Study abroad programs [Editorial]. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 27(3), 209. https:/doi.org/10.1177/1043659616638722

Harding, R. (2009, November 28). A growing disaster [Editorial]. The New York Times, A19.