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Music Education: Articles

Turabian: Citing Journal, Magazine, and Newspaper Articles

In-text Citations

In-text citations are simple. You must include the name of the author or authors and the year in which the article was published.


"...will not occur as planned (Cohen, 2006)."
"Cohen (2006) observes that..."
"In a 2006 study, Cohen observes..."

Most education articles are co-authored, and there are guidelines for how to cite multiple authors without having to list every single author in every single in-text citation.

  1. If the article has two authors, cite both authors every time. After all, it's just two names.
  2. If the article has three or more authors, then the first time you cite the article, you must list every author. However, all remaining citations of the article may be shortened. List the first author and then the phrase "et al.". You can also drop the year, but only if the first citation isn't parenthetical (like Example 3 above).

Example: "Cohen et al. observe that..."

If you have articles with the same first author, you'll need to cite additional authors to help distinguish between the articles.

Journal Article with DOI (APA 7.0.1)

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Author, A. A., Author B.B., Author, C.C. (year). Title of article. Title of Periodicalxx(ii),
     pp.-pp. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx

Kleiber, C., Adamek, M. S. (2013). Adolescents' perception of music therapy following spinal
     fusion surgery. Journal of Clinical Nursing22, 414-421. doi/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2012.04248.x

Journal Article without DOI (APA 7.01.3)

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Author, A. A., Author, B. B., Author, C.C., (year) Title of article. Title of Periodicalxx(ii),
     pp.-pp. Retreived from Journal home page URL

Cohen, M. L. (2009) Choral singing and prison inmates: influences of performing in a
     prison choir. Journal of Correctional Education60, 52-65. Retrieved from

Journal Article, advance online publication (APA 7.01.5)

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Author, A. A., Author, B. B., Author, C.C., (year) Title of article. Title of Periodical.
Advance online publication. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx

Gfeller, K., Driscoll, V., Kenworthy, M. Van Voorst, T. (2011). Music therapy for
     preschool cochlear implant recipients. Music Therapy Perspectives. Advance online
     publication. doi: 10.1093/mtp/29.1.39

Newspaper Article (APA 7.01.10-11)

Reference List, Print -----

Author, A. A. (year, Month day). Title of Article. Title of newspaper, pp.-pp.

Reference List, Online -----

Author, A.A. (year, Month day). Title of Article. Title of newspaper. Retrieved from
     URL of Newspaper. 

Magazine Article (APA 7.01.7-8)

Reference List, Print -----

Author A. A., (Year, Month). Title of Article. Title of Magazine, volume (issue), pp.-pp.

Reference List, Online -----

Author A. A. (Year, Month). Title of Article. Title of Magazine, volume(issue).
     Retrieved from URL of Magazine Article.