Six or seven authors

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

In-text citations


Use only the first listed family name followed by et al. and year of publication.

Magnetic resonance imaging can … (Marinovich et al., 2013).

Marinovich et al. (2013) comment . . .

Direct quote

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

"In comparative studies, MRI was more accurate than mammography, but no differences in accuracy were observed between MRI and other less technically complex and costly tests (ultrasound, clinical examination)" (Marinovich et al., 2013, p. 331).

Reference list


Author. (Year). Article title. Journal Name, vol(issue), xx–xx. DOI or URL

Aleksankina, K., Heal, M. R., Smith, L., Dore, A. J., Van Oijen, M., & Reis, S. (2018). Global sensitivity and uncertainty analysis of an atmospheric chemistry transport model: The FRAME model (version 9.15.0) as a case study. Geoscientific Model Development, 11(4), 1653-1664.

  • Use all the authors in the reference up to seven authors.
  • Give volume number (italics) and issue number (round brackets, no italics). No space between.
  • Give page range of article if page numbers are shown (no ‘p.’ or ‘pp.’).
  • When including journal articles in the reference list, you must italicise the title of the journal and volume number and include the digital object identifier (DOI) at the end of the reference (if stated).
  • DOI format: The new recommended format looks like this:
    • However, all of the following formats are currently considered correct APA Style:
      • doi:10.1037/arc0000014