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APA Publication Manual 7th ed.

Citing Articles

Journal article with a DOI 

(Don't know what a DOI is? Find the answer here.)

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.

  • Parenthetical citation: (McCauley & Christiansen, 2019)
  • Narrative citation: McCauley and Christiansen (2019)


Journal article without a DOI, with a nondatabase URL

Ahmann, E., Tuttle, L. J., Saviet, M., & Wright, S. D. (2018). A descriptive review of ADHD coaching research: Implications for college students. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 31(1), 17-39.

  • Parenthetical citation: (Ahmann et al., 2018)
  • Narrative citation: Ahmann et al. (2018)


Journal article with a DOI & 21 or more authors

Kalnay, E., Kanamitsu, M., Kistler, R., Collins, W., Deaven, D., Gandin, L., Iredell, M., Saha, S., White, G., Woollen, J., Zhu, Y., Chelliah, M., Ebisuzaki, W., Higgins, W., Janowiak, J., Mo, K. C., Ropelewski, C., Wang, J., Leetmaa, A., . . . Joseph, D. (1996). The NCEP/NCAR 40-year reanalysis project. Bulletin of the American Meterological Society, 77(3), 437-471.

  • Parenthetical citation: (Kalnay et al., 1996)
  • Narrative citation: Kalnay et al. (1996)

*Because the original DOI was long and complex, a short DOI is used (see Section 9.36). Either the long or short form of the DOI is acceptable.


Journal article, in press

Pachur, T., & Scheibehenne, B. (in press). Unpacking buyer-seller differences in valuation from experience: A cognitive modeling approach. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

  • Parenthetical citation: (Pachur & Scheibehenne, in press)
  • Narrative citation: Pachur and Scheibehenne (in press)

Article from the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Mehrholz, J., Pohl, M., Platz, T., Kugler, J., & Elsner, B. (2018). Electromechanical and robot-assisted arm training for improving activities of daily living, arm function, and arm muscle strength after stroke.Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

  • Parenthetical citation: (Mehrholz et al., 2018)
  • Narrative citation: Mehrholz et al. (2018)


Article from the UpToDate database

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

  • Parenthetical citation: (Morey et al., 2019)
  • Narrative citation: Morey et al. (2019)

Magazine Article

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

  • Parenthetical citation: (Bergeson, 2019)
  • Narrative citation: Bergeson (2019)


Newspaper Article

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

*To cite articles from online news websites (vs. online newspapers as shown here), see Example 110 in the APA manual.

  • Parenthetical citation: (Hess, 2019)
  • Narrative citation: Hess (2019)


Blog post

Klymkowsky, M. (2018, September 15). Can we talk scientifically about free will? Sci-Ed.

  • Parenthetical citation: (Klymkowsky, 2018)
  • Narrative citation: Klymkowsky (2018)



Cuellar, N. G. (2016). Study abroad programs [Editorial]. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 27(3), 209.

  • Parenthetical citation: (Cuellar, 2016)
  • Narrative citation: Cuellar (2016)