Q. How do I cite and reference a journal article?

Just creating this as a proof of concept for APA FAQ entries for the 7th edition.



Author(s) last name, Initial. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume#(issue #), first page-last page. https://doi.org/xxxx/xxxx


Grady, J. S., Her, M., Moreno, G., Perez, C., & Yelinek, J. (2019). Emotions in storybooks: A comparison of storybooks that represent ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Psychology of Popular Media Culture8(3), 207–217. https://doi.org/10.1037/ppm0000185

In-text citation (paraphrase):

(Author(s) last name, year).


(Grady et al., 2019).

In-text citation (direct quote):

(Author(s) last name, year, page number(s)).


(Grady et al., 2019, p. 211).


  • Note italics and mixed case for title of the journal and volume number
  • For more tips and examples on referencing in APA format, visit the APA Style website
  • To learn more about digital object identifiers (DOI), check here
  • For more information on creating in-text citations, visit the APA Style website's page on citations


  • Last Updated May 07, 2020
  • Views 876
  • Answered By Ethan Allard

FAQ Actions

Was this helpful? 0   0

Have a Question? Ask Us!

You will receive a response by email within one day.

Your Info
Fields marked with * are required.