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APA Citation Style, 7th Edition: Journal Article with Three or more Authors

Journal Article- Three+ Authors & with a DOI

How to Create an APA 7th edition Reference for a Journal Article with 3+ Authors
Author Date Title (SOURCE) Periodical information (SOURCE) URL
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., Author, C. C., & Author, D. D.

(2020).
(2020, August).
(2020, September 28).

Title of article.

Title of Periodical, 87(5), 212-220.

Title of Periodical, 6(3-4), e990876.

https://doi.org/xxxx
 

Examples:

References:

Dyer, E., Swartzlander, B. J. & Gugliucci, M. R. (2018). Using virtual reality in medical education to teach empathy. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 106(4), 498-500. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0b013e318299f3e3

In-text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Dyer et al., 2018)

In-text Citation (Direct Quote):

(Dyer et al., 2018, p.498)

 

Journal Article- Three+ Authors, No DOI (Retrieved From Publisher Website)

How to Create an APA 7th edition Reference for a Journal Article with 3+ Authors
Author Date Title (SOURCE) Periodical information (SOURCE) URL
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., Author, C. C. & Author, D. D.

(2020).
(2020, August).
(2020, September 28).

Title of article.

Title of Periodical, 96(8). 746-756.

Title of Periodical, 72(10), e98636.

https://xxx.xxxx

Notes: On the example below, the publisher no longer creates a print edition of the journal and articles are assigned an article number. In this example the article number is: e94186. Since the article does not have an official print version page numbers, you have to use another method for direct citations, which generally call for page numbers. APA 7th edition (p. 273) recommends either using paragraph numbers or section names to designate where a direct citation comes from. In the example below, the direct quote came from the Results section of the paper. 

Examples:

Reference:

Lee, K., Kreshnik, H., Jeffrey, D. H., & Emmerton, L. M. (2014). Interventions to assist health consumers to find reliable online health information: A comprehensive review. PLOS ONE, 9(4), e94186. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0094186

In-text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Lee et al., 2007)

In-text Citation (Direct Quote):

(Lee, et al., 2007, Results section)

Journal Article- Three+ Authors and not available online (Print Format)

How to Create an APA 7th edition Reference for a Journal Article with 3+ Authors
Author Date Title (SOURCE) Periodical information (SOURCE) URL
Author, A. A. & Author, B. B.

(2020).
 

Title of article. Title of Periodical, 64(5), 844-860.
n/a

Examples:

References:

Zionts, N. D., Apter, J., Kuchta, J, & Greenhouse, P. K. (2010). Promoting consumer health literacy: Creation of a health information librarian fellowship. Reference & User Service Quarterly, 49(4), 350-359. 

In-text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Zoints et al., 2010)

In-text Citation (Direct Quote):

(Zoints et al., 2010, p.358)

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Citation information has been adapted from the APA Manual (7th Edition). Please refer to Chapter 10: Reference Examples, pp. 316-320 for more information. 

Helpful Tips

-Include the DOI in the reference if one is assigned.

-If no DOI is assigned and you retrieved the content online, use the home page URL for the journal in the reference.

-If a reference has up to seven authors, include all the author's names in the reference list. 

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