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APA Guide 7th Edition: Articles

A guide to the APA 7th edition Citation Style

Journal Articles

Journal article with a DOI (Digital Object Identifier)

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.

Journal, magazine, or newspaper article without a DOI (Digital Object Identifier)

Anderson, M. (2018). Getting consistent with consequences. Educational Leadership, 76(1), 26-33.

Journal article with an article number or eLocator

Burin, D., Kilteni, K., Rabuffetti, M., Slater, M., & Pia, L. (2019). Body ownership increases the interference between observed and executed movements. PLOS ONE, 14(1), Article e0209899.

Journal article, advance online publication (sometimes referred to as ePub before print)

Huestegge, S. M., Raettig, T., & Huestegge, L. (2019). Are face-incongruent voices harder to process? Effects of face-voice gender incongruency on basic cognitive information processing. Experimental Psychology. Advanced online publication.

Special section or special issue in a journal

Lilienfeld, S. O.(Ed.). (2018). Heterodox issues in psychology [Special section]. Archives of Scientific Psychology, 6(1), 51-104. 

McDaniel, S. H., Salas, E., & Kazak, A. E. (Eds.). (2018). The science of teamwork [Special issue]. IAmerican Psychologist, 73(4).

Article from UpToDate  database

Morey, M. C. (2019). Physical activity and exercise in older adults. UpToDate. Retrieved July 22, 2019, from


*Note about DOIs* DOI stands for Digital Object Identifier and is a unique URL given to an online book or article. Not all publications will have this, but if they are assigned a DOI, you must include it in your citation.

Magazines, Newspapers, and other articles

Magazine Article

Bergeson, S. (2019, January 4). Really cool neural plasmas. Science, 362(6422), 33-34.

Bustillos, M. (2013, March 19). On video games and storytelling: An interview with Tom Bissell. The New Yorker. https://

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

Newspaper article

Guarino, B. (2017, December 4). How will humanity react to alien life? Psychologists have some predictions. The Washington Post.

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