Guide: How to cite a Journal in APA style

Guide: How to cite a Journal in APA style

Cite A Journal in APA style

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Use the following template to cite a journal using the APA citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.

Key:

Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the APA style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.

Template:

Author Surname, Author Initial. (Year Published). Title. Publication Title, Volume number(Issue number), Pages Used. doi:DOI Number

Example:

National Museum of the American Indian,. (2015). The bola, or tiŋmiagniasutit, from the collections of the National Museum of the American Indian, is featured in the video game, "Never Alone." (National Museum of the American Indian). Abgerufen von http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-smithsonian-artifact-ended-video-game-never-alone-180954500/

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.

Template

(Author Surname, Year Published)

Example

But the tool, the bola, or tiŋmiagniasutit, that Nuna uses to harvest food, hit targets and unlock puzzles lends the game an authenticity like no other, and it was conceived from similar artifacts in the Smithsonian collections. (National Museum of the American Indian, 2015)

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