Answered By: Katie Hutchison
Last Updated: Jun 29, 2020     Views: 387872

If you are referencing the name of a journal, the journal name would be in italics.

Example:Studies published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology found that ....

If you are referencing the name of an article, the article name is in quotations.

Smith and Tennant, authors of the article, "Time travel paradoxes in modern films," observed ....

Here is an example of using both:
Moss, in his Computer Engineering Monthly article, "Memory and RAM are the same thing! Why can't anyone get it right?," stated that....

You will still need to do in text parenthetical citations after each sentence.

Comments (7)

  1. Is that a Doctor Who reference I spy? :D
    by WorldWideFangirl on May 18, 2015.
  2. A Doctor Who AND an IT Crowd reference :)
    by Kate F on Mar 14, 2016.
  3. Published studies should be referred to in the past-tense.
    ...stated that...
    by DR DD on Feb 10, 2017.
  4. Thanks, we changed the tense.
    by Katie Hutchison on Feb 12, 2017.
  5. Woah nice Doctor Who and IT Crowd reference ;) I love this
    by jackie on Sep 29, 2017.
  6. I also enjoy the Dr. Who and IT Crowd references! The titles of the articles though should be in title case per p. 167 in the APA manual.
    by BGC on Nov 08, 2020.
  7. @BGC - Journal titles need to be capitalized. But article titles only have the first word, the first word after a colon (:), and proper nouns capitalized. This was true for APA 6th ed. and 7th.
    by Katie Hutchison on Nov 09, 2020.

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