American Psychologist Referencing Guide
(updated Jun 2024)


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How to do citations in American Psychologist style?

This is the Citationsy guide to American Psychologist citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in American Psychologist.

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How do you cite a book in the American Psychologist referencing style? (2024 Guide)

Did you know there are over 2.5 million book titles published in 2021. If you find yourself trying to cite a book in American Psychologist, here’s how

Here’s an example book citation in American Psychologist using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. (2000). Title (E. F. N. Editor Last Name, Ed.; Edition). Publisher.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
American Psychologist citation:
Angelou, M. (1969). I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1st ed.). Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in American Psychologist looks like this: (Angelou, 1969)


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How to reference a journal article in the American Psychologist citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in American Psychologist format?

An American Psychologist citation for a journal article includes the author name(s), publication year, article title, journal name, volume and issue number, page range of the article, and a DOI (if available). Here’s how

Here’s a American Psychologist journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author3 LastnameA. F. (2000). Title. Container, Volume(Issue), pages Used. https://doi.org/DOI
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in American Psychologist: