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APA Citation Style Guide: References Examples - Articles

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No Publication Date

If you can’t find a  publication date, use the abbreviation “n.d.” in the place of the date.

Example: Karayannakos, E. (n.d.). Retrieved 20 Nov 2012, 2012, from

Article Examples

Article in a Scholarly Journal (with DOI)

Malley, J. D., & Fletcher, A. (2014). Joint distributions and quantum nonlocal models. Axioms3(2), 166-176. doi:10.3390/axioms3020166

Article in a Scholarly Journal (without DOI)

Sujana, K. K., Prasad, R. V., & Aparna, R. L. (2012). Preliminary screening for H. pyroli in dental plaques. Journal of Pharmacy Research5(8), 4195-4198. Retrieved from 

Article in a Magazine (DOI)

Vogel, G. (2014). Infectious diseases: Testing new Ebola tests. Science345(6204), 1549-1550. doi:10.1126/science.345.6204.1549

Article in a Magazine from a Database (No DOI)

Saporito, B. (2010). Yes, soccer is America's game. Time, 175(23), 82-86.

Article in a Newspaper

Fitch, A., Solomon, J., & Mitnick, J. (2014, Jul 22, 2014). U.S. calls for Gaza truce as toll rises. Wall Street Journal, p. A.1.

Article in a Newspaper (retrieved online)

Singer, N. (2014, August 17th). In the sharing economy, workers find both freedom and uncertainty. The New York Times. Retrieved from

A Book review

King, S. (2008). The hunger games. Entertainment Weekly, (1010/1011), 139.

DOI Lookup

APA citation style requires a DOI for electronic articles.  If your citation doesn't include a DOI you can use to verify a DOI isn't included for your article.  If there is no DOI, include the URL of the Journal's home page (not the article or database URL)