APA Publication Manual, 6th Edition

Fictional Examples from pages 198-199
Note below how only the first word of the article name is capitalized after the year. If there is a colon anywhere in the title, then the first word after the colon is capitalized. See first example below.
Note how the journal name and volume number are italicized.
Note when referencing books that the title of the book is italicized.

APA Publication Manual, 6th Edition

References & In-Text Citation
Journal article with DOI
Joseph, K.L., & Krane, J.A. (2015). Volunteer support and marital status: Factors increasing survival times
of terminally ill patients. Health Psychology, 24, 225-229. doi:10.1037/0276133.24.2.225

In-text citation: (Joseph & Krane, 2015)

APA Publication Manual, 6th Edition

Journal article with DOI, more than seven authors, p. 198 in APA Manual:
Gess, D.G., Murry, J. F., Robin, N.E., Sugar, C., Plum, L. C., Amy, G., …Botox, N. (2016).
Effects of quitting smoking on EEG activation and attention last for more than 31 days and are more
severe with stress, dependence, DRD2A1allele, and depressive traits. Nicotine and Tobacco
Research, 6, 249-267. doi:10.1080/1462200410001676305.

In-text citation: (Gess et al., 2016).

APA Publication Manual, 6th Edition

When a reference has up to seven authors, spell out all authors’ names in the reference list.

Journal article without DOI (when DOI is not available)
Sims, T. J., & Sherry, N. S. (2015). Emotional intelligence and self-esteem mediate between perceived
early parental love and adult happiness. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 2(2), 38-48. Retrieved from

Light, M.A., & Jones, I.H. (2014). The geographic expansion of Mexican immigration in the United States
and its implications for local law enforcement. Law Enforcement Executive Forum Journal, 8(1), 73-82.

In-text citation: (Sims & Sherry, 2015) or (Light & Jones, 2014).

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