Answered By: SC4 Library
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2016     Views: 54

The standard format for APA citation of a journal article is:

Author’s last name, first and middle initials. (Date of publication). Title of article. Name of Periodical, volume(issue), pages. [Or DOI number, if available, no period after]


Journal article example:

McCartt, A. T., Blanar, L., Teoh, E. R., & Strouse, L. M. (2011). Overview of motorcycling in the United States: A national telephone survey. Journal Of Safety Research42(3), 177-184. doi:10.1016/j.jsr.2011.05.003

e-book Example:

Rovell, D. (2006). First in Thirst: How Gatorade Turned the Science of Sweat Into a Cultural Phenomenon. AMACOM Books.

For more information please check out our Guide on APA format.

The SC4 Library databases will also generate APA citations for you.  Look for the Citation ToolsHow to CiteorCite links.

Related Topics

    Contact the Library


    Library main: (810) 989-5640

    Toll free: (800) 553-2427 x5640

    Fax: (810) 989-5773

    SMS: (810) 515-7343

    24/7 Chat

    Are you a night owl? Reference assistance is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Click the link above to begin a chat session.

    Submit a Question

    Please give an e-mail address so we know where to send your answer. We will not share it.
    Your Question
    Your Info
    Fields marked with * are required.