Q. I have an APA question. I have to put the title of a journal article and of a book. Are each italicized or in quotes?


For APA Style, on the References page:

  • The title of a book is in italics.
  • The title of a journal is in italics.
  • The title of a journal article is not in italics or in quotation marks.

See the APA Help Guide for examples.  Click on References and In-text Citation Examples.

In the body of your paper:

  • The name of a journal/magazine article should be in quotation marks.
  • The title of a book or journal/magazine should be in italics.

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  • Last Updated Oct 16, 2019
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