Q. How do I cite a phone interview in a paper?


Personal interviews, whether via cell phone or in-person are APA cited this way:

  • A personal interview should not be included on your References page, since there is no way for your reader to retrieve the information.
  • Interviews should be cited in the text of your paper as a personal communication.


(J. Smith, personal communication, May 15, 2018).

For more examples of citations, visit the library's APA Help guide.

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  • Last Updated Jun 06, 2018
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