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APA 6 is the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. It’s the style manual with formatting guidelines for professional papers related mostly to social and behavioral sciences.
Here are the key requirements for citing journal articles in APA 6 Style, together with examples.
When formatting an APA 6 reference list, follow these basic guidelines:
This is the standard APA 6 format to use when citing both online and print journals:
Author, Initial(s) & Author, Initial(s). (Publication Date). Article title. Journal Title, volume number(issue number if available), page or page range. DOI:xxxx or https://doi.org/xxxx
Use the same format when citing an online journal, and include a retrieval date if the content is likely to change.
Gordon, L. (1993). Public health is more important than health care. Journal of Public Health Policy, 14(3), 261-264. https://doi.org/10.2307/3343038
Rey, E., & Boulet, L.-P. (2007). Pregnancy plus: Asthma in pregnancy. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 334(7593), 582-585. https://www.jstor.org/stable/20506666
Osman, M. (2010). Controlling uncertainty: A review of human behavior in complex dynamic environments. Psychological Bulletin, 136(1), 65-86. doi:10.1037/a0017815
Davis, Z. J., Bramley, N. R., & Rehder, B. (2020). Causal structure learning in continuous systems. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, Article 244. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00244
Kahle, L. R., Lowrey, T. M., & Huber, J. (2022). APA handbook of consumer psychology. American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/0000262-000
Byrom, A. (2018). Sustainability: Everybody’s business. TPM Journal, 21(10). Retrieved from https://www.all4maternity.com
When writing APA 6 in-text citations, follow these rules:
Smith (2021)(Williams, 2005)
Kennedy and Johnson (2019)
(Brown & Davis, 1996)
Clarkson, Gonzales, and Jones (2004)
(Clarkson et al., 2004)
Anderson (2018) reports that “…” (p. 214).
This has been reported as “…” (Walker, 2008, pp. 105-106).
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