Interview transcript

Important: Confirm with your lecturer whether you are using APA 6th or APA 7th as they are slightly different.

Personal interviews are those you conduct yourself to obtain more information to support a point you are making, such as emailing a professor. In this case, treat as personal communications. 

Research participant interviews are those you conduct yourself as part of your own original research methodology. These do not need to be cited or referenced.


For published interviews, reference it according to the source you found it in (eg magazine, YouTube). Stand-alone interviews can be used as references if recoverable by your reader (e.g., transcripts or recordings). Treat interviews that are not recoverable as personal communications.


For an archived radio interview, use the following format.

In-text citations

Use the name of the person being interviewed in the citation as the author.


During an interview with Neil Armstrong … (Armstrong, 2001).

Neil Armstrong fondly remembers … (Armstrong, 2001).

Direct quote

Place direct quotes between double quotation marks " " and provide the page number(s).

"When we finally landed on the moon …" (Armstrong, 2001, p. 5).

Reference list


Interviewee. (Year, Month, Day). Title [Format]. Publisher. OR DOI/URL

Armstrong, N. A. (2001, September 19). An interview with Neil Armstrong [Interview]. Johnson Space Center Oral History Project.

  • Name the interviewee at the beginning of the entry. If there is no title, give a description in square brackets. Give form in square brackets where needed.