APA Style, 6th Edition

HOW TO CITE A JOURNAL ARTICLE IN PRESS (NOT YET PUBLISHED)

Proper format:

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (in press). Title of article in sentence case: First word of subtitle also capitalized. Title of Journal in mixed case and italics. doi:10..xxx/yyyyy 

Formatted example:

Proper Format & Examples:

There are two options for citing this source in-text:

1) Last names of author(s), date of publication, and page number(s) are placed in brackets at the end of the sentence. If there are no page numbers, refer to the paragraph number or heading within the text:

(Linz & Sturm, in press, "Implications for nursing," para. 1-3<).

2) Alternatively, the citation may be integrated into the sentence with a signal phrase and narrative:

Lintz and Sturm (in press) found weekly group or community social activities can help people with severe mental illness develop “trusting, interpersonal” relationships with their Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) workers (“Implications for nursing," para. 1-3).


APA rules for in-text citation change depending on the number/type of author(s). Count the authors and follow the rule below:

Work with ONE author
Work with TWO authors
Work with THREE to FIVE authors
Work with SIX or more authors
Work with a GROUP, ORGANIZATION or CORPORATE author
Work with NO author specified
INTERVIEW or PRESENTATION (Unpublished)
SECONDARY SOURCE (A source found inside a source)
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