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APA 6th Edition Referencing: Journal / Journal article

This is a Wintec guide to help you with referencing in the American Psychological Association (APA) style.

Journal article

Below is an example of how to reference a journal article, indicating all the different sections needed:

Example—reference list entry 

Stulz, J. (2006). Integrating exposure therapy and analytic therapy in trauma treatment. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 76(4), 482-488.

Example—in-text citation

Stulz (2006) discusses ... (p. 486). 
(Stulz, 2006, p. 486).

What information do I need to create a reference for a journal article?

The following elements may be required to create a reference list entry for a journal article:

Author Author(s)
Publication year Year
No date (n.d).
Title Title of article: Subtitle (sentence case)
Title of Journal: Subtitle (italicised, title case)
Volume/Issue/Page numbers Volume number (italicised—e.g., 6)
Issue number (in brackets—e.g., (2))
Page numbers (e.g., 33–39)
Retrieval information DOI
Name of database (e.g., Retrieved from ScienceDirect)
URL of journal homepage (e.g., Retrieved from https://...) 


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