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APA Style Resource Center (6th EDITION): Journals, magazines, newspapers

APA style of documenting and citing sources for college research, plus more.

Citing Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers

General Format

LastName, Firstinitial., & Lastname, Firstinitial. (Date). Title of article. Name of Journal, Magazine, or Newspaper, vol#(issue#), p. or pp. #. doi# or Retrieved from link

Type of periodical In text Reference page
Journal Article with old DOI

1st use: (Loureiro, Sarmento, & Bellego, 2017).

Subsequent uses: (Loureiro et al., 2017).

Loureiro, S. M. C., Sarmento, E. M., & Le Bellego, G. (2017). The effect of corporate brand reputation on brand attachment and brand loyalty: Automobile sector. Cogent Business & Management, 4(1), 1-10. doi: 10.1080/23311975.2017.1360031

Journal Article with an new DOI (Mulford & Pfeffer, 2016).

Mulford, C. W., & Pfeffer, A. (2016). Corporate reporting of non-GAAP earnings and SEC compliance. International Research Journal of Applied Finance, 7(7), 114-136.

Journal Article without a DOI (Crane, 2016).

Crane, D. A. (2016). Tesla, dealer franchise laws, and the politics of crony capitalism. Iowa Law Review, 101(2), 573-607. Retrieved from

Electronic Magazine Article (Gertner, 2012).

Gertner, J. (2012, April 4). The risk of a new machine. Fast Company. Retrieved from

Electronic Newspaper Article (Gelles, 2018).

Gelles, D. (2018, August 28). In Elon Musk’s world, brakes are for cars, not CEOS. The New York Times. Retrieved from

Newsletter Article without an Author ("Tesla Motors Inc.," 2008).

Tesla Motors Inc.; Tesla Motors selects BorgWarner for production of new gearbox for Tesla Roadster. (2008, September 28). Transportation Business Journal. Retrieved from