RWC: APA: Articles, Essays, and Other Works from Periodicals

APA Citations: Articles, Essays, and
Other Works from Periodicals



   An Article from a Scholarly Journal
   An Article from a Magazine
   An Article from a Newspaper
   An Abstract
   A Letter to the Editor
   A Non-English Journal
   An English Translation


   1. Author's Name
   2. Date of Publication
   3. Title of the Publication or Periodical
   4. Series Number or Name
   5. Volume Number (for a scholarly journal)
   6. Issue Number
   7. Page Numbers


*All cases and examples are taken from Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Fifth Edition.*

    An Article from a Scholarly Journal:

Last Name, First Name.(Year).  Title of article.  Title of Publication, volume number, page

One Author:

Mellers, B.A. (2000). Choice and the relative pleasure of consequences. Psychological
, 126, 910-924.

Two Authors:

Klimoski, R., & Palmer, S. (1993). The  ADA and the hirng process in organizations.
      Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 45(2), 10-36. 

Three to Six Authors:

Saywitz, K. J., Mannarino, A. P., Berliner, L., & Cohen, J.A. (2000). Treatment for
      sexually abused children and adolescents. American Psychologist, 55, 1040-1049.

More Than Six Authors:

Wolchik, S. A., West, S. G., Sandler, I. N., Tein, J., Coatsworth, D., Lengua, L., et al.
      (2000). An experimental evaluation of theory-based mother and mother-child
      programs for children of divorce. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68,

    An Article from a Magazine:

Last Name, First Name. (Year, Month, Day). Title of article.  Title of Magazine, Issue
      Number, page numbers(s).

Kandel, E. R., & Squire, L. R. (2000, November 10). Neuroscience: Breaking down
      scientific barriers to the study of brain and mind. Science, 290, 1113-1120.

    An Article from a Newspaper:

Last Name, First Name. (Year, Month, Day). "Title of article."  Title of Newspaper, section
      number and page.

No Author

New drug appears to sharply cut risk of death from heart failure. (1993, July 15). The
      Washington Post
, p. A12. 

Discontinuous Pages

Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. The
      Washington Post
, pp. A1, A4.

    An Abstract:

Last Name, First Name. (Year). Title of article [Abstract]. Title of Journal, volume,
      page number(s). 

Abstract as Original Source

Woolf, N. J. , Young, S. L., Fanselow, M. S., & Butcher, L. L. (1991). MAP-2 expression
      in cholinoceptive pyramidal cells of rodent cortex and hippocampus is altered by
      Pavlovian conditioning [Abstract]. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 17, 480.

Abstract from a Secondary Source

Nakazato, K., Shimonaka, Y., & Homma, A. (1992). Cognitive functions of
      centenarians: The Tokyo Metropolitan Centenarian Study. Japanese Journal of
      Developmental Psychology, 3
, 9-16. Abstract obtained from PsycSCAN:
1993, 2, Abstract No. 604.

    A Letter to the Editor:

Last name, First name. (Year, Month Day). Title of letter [Letter to the editor]. Title of
, section number and page.

Berkowitz, A. D. (2000, November 24). How to tackle the problem of student drinking
      [Letter to the editor]. The Chronicle of Higher Education, p. B20.

    A Non-English Journal

If the original version of a non-English article is used, then cite the original source, giving the English title in brackets.

Last Name, First Name. (Year). Title of article [English title]. Title of Journal, volume,
      page number(s).

Ising, M. (2000). Intensitätsabhängigketi evozierter Potenzial im EEG: Sind impulsive
      Personen Augmenter order Reducer? [Intensity dependence in event-related EEG
      potentials: Are impulsive individuals augmenters or reducers?]. Zeitschrift für
      Differentielle und Diagnostische Psychologie, 21,

    An English Translation

Last Name, First Name. (Year).Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number, page

Stutte, H. (1972). Transcultural child psychiatry. Acta Paedopsychiatrica, 38(9), 229-231.