Q. How do I actually write the name of the article and journal/magazine in my paper?


To write the name of a journal or magazine in an APA paper:

  • The title of the journal should be in italics - Example: Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Capitalize all the major words.

To write the the name of an article title in the body of your paper:

  • The title of the article should be in quotation marks - Example: "Tiger Woman on Wall Street"
  • Capitalize all the major words.


The article "Tiger Woman on Wall Street" in the Journal of the American Medical Association was very informative.

Visit the APA Help guide for more examples.  

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  • Last Updated Jan 09, 2020
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  1. Do articles contain address?
    by Danny on Mar 20, 2017.
  2. On the APA References page add Retrieved from and the website address at the end of the citation. See the APA Help page for examples-https://guides.baker.edu/apahelp
    by ASK US on Mar 20, 2017.
  3. Is this information the same for scientific research journals and articles (still within APA)?
    by Haley on Apr 03, 2017.
  4. Yes, it is. See the APA Help guide for examples. guides.baker.edu/apahelp
    by ASK US on Apr 03, 2017.
  5. Do I have to put the name of the author of the article or website the article was from?
    by Hailee on May 01, 2017.
  6. The answer given was for the body of your paper.
    Here's how to cite an article both on the References page and in-text:
    Author Last Name, First & Middle Initials. (Date). Title of article: Subtitle of article. Title of Source, Volume(Issue), Page numbers. Retrieved from...

    Paraphrase: (Author Last Name, Year).
    Quotation: (Author Last Name, Year, p. Page Number).
    by ASK US on May 02, 2017.
  7. Do I put the title of essay in single quotation marks if I write in UK English (APA)?
    by joseph on Mar 25, 2019.
  8. See the APA Style Blog's post on How to Capitalize and Format Reference Titles in APA Style: https://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2012/03/how-to-capitalize-and-format-reference-titles-in-apa-style.html
    by Patrick Mullane on Mar 25, 2019.

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