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APA 6th Edition Citation Style

Journal Article

Citation Elements in Order:  
1.  Author: David R. Shelly
2.  Publication date: 11 June 2010
3.  Article title: Periodic, Chaotic, and Doubled Earthquake Recurrence Intervals on the Deep San Andreas Fault
4.  Journal title: Science
5.  Volume & issue number: 328(5984)
6.  Page numbers: 1385-1388


Document Example:

print journal article


Proper Bibliographic Reference Format:

  • Bibliographic references are double-spaced and indented half an inch after the first line. 
  • Use "sentence-style" capitalization for article titles.
  • Use "heading-style" capitalization for journal titles.

Shelly, D. R. (2010). Periodic, chaotic, and doubled earthquake recurrence intervals on the deep San Andreas fault. Science, 328(5984), 1385-1388.


In-Text Citations:  

Citations are placed in the context of discussion using the author’s last name and date of publication.

    (Shelly, 2010)  

    Alternatively, you can integrate the citation into the sentence by means of narrative.

      Shelly (2010) found a pattern or occurrence among small earthquakes along California’s San Andreas fault.