APA Periodicals

APA Periodicals

APA References - Periodicals

Where to find citation information in Beacon:

Screenshot example of APA citation information in Beacon labeling the title, author's names, journal title, date of publication, volume number, issue number, and page range.

APA Periodical Citations
Note: The DOI is typically located at the bottom of a source's information page.

Citations for periodicals include:

  • Author’s name(s) (last name followed by first and middle initials)
  • Date of publication (in parentheses)
  • Title of article (capitalize only first word of the title, first word of subtitle, and proper nouns)
  • Title of periodical (italicized with the first letter of all the main words capitalized)
  • Volume number (italicized)
  • Issue number (always included for journals in parentheses)
  • Page numbers
  • DOI (always include if there is one) or URL (if from an online journal that is not part of a database)
  • Periodicals from an academic research database that do not have a DOI are cited the same way as periodicals in print (See the third example below)

Note: Include as much of the above information as possible in the reference entry. Any missing information may be left out.

Last Name, A. A., & Last Name, B. B. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, Volume No.(Issue No.), Page No. DOI or URL

Brody, R. (2020, March 25). The haunted jazz of Hank Mobley. The New Yorker.


Hafner, K. (2009, May 26). Texting may be taking a toll. The New York Times, D1.

Moretti, A. J., Zhang, S., Phillips, S. T., Williams, K., Moss, K. L., & Offenbacher, S. (2020). Evaluation of a curved

design rubber bristle interdental cleaner on patients with gingivitis. Journal of Dental Hygiene, 94(1), 6-13.

*Periodical Reference information is in Section 10.1 of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).

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