Guide: How to cite a Journal in APA style

Guide: How to cite a Journal in APA style

Cite A Journal in APA style

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Use the following template to cite a journal using the APA citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the APA style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Author Surname, Author Initial. (Year Published). Title. Publication Title, Volume number(Issue number), Pages Used. Retrieved from Available Via.


Segal, K. (1996). Use of bioelectrical impedance analysis measurements as an evaluation for participating in sports. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 64(3), 469S-471S. Retrieved October 14, 2014, from

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


(Author Surname, Year Published)


There is, however, a tendency for BIA to overestimate percentage body fat,
In summary, there is a potential usefulness for B.I.A in sports and exercise…. However the sensitivity of the method for detecting small changes in body composition as a result of further training is doubtful.” (Segal, 1996)

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