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Journal and Periodicals in APA Format

How to Reference Journal Articles in APA Format

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Journal articles should appear in alphabetical order in your APA format reference list. Consult the image below for examples of journal articles in APA format.
Journal articles in APA format

Examples of journal articles in APA format.

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More APA Format Tips

Capitalize the first word in the title, subtitle and proper nouns.

Italicize the name of the publication and the volume number.

Basic Rules

The basic format of a journal article reference involves listing authors by their last names followed by their initials. Next, the publication year is enclosed in parentheses and followed by a period. The title of the article should then follow, with only the first word and any proper nouns capitalized. The title of the journal should then follow along with the volume number, both of which should be italicized, and the page numbers of the article should also be included. Finally, a DOI number should be included if one is available.

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