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APA Referencing

Citing sources in APA format

Journal Articles

Place the copyright statement in the table or figure note as shown below. A corresponding references list citation in addition to the copyright statement must also be given.


From [or Adapted from] “Title of Article,” by A. B. Author and C, D. Author, year, Title of Journal, Volume, p. xx. Copyright [year] by Name of Copyright Holder. Reprinted [or Adapted] with permission. 

* Note: Do not use the permission statement if you have not asked for or have been given permission.

Example Copyright Statement

From “Telemedicine Intensive Care Unit Nursing Interventions to Prevent Failure to Rescue,” by L-M. S. Williams, L. S. Nemeth, E. Johnson, D. L. Armaignac, & G. S. Magwood, 2019, American Journal of Critical Care, 28(1), p. 73 ( Copyright 2019 by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

(See more copyright statement examples in sample tables and figures in the APA manual: p. 198 section 7.7 (notes on reprinting tables and figures); p. 218 (table); pp. 235, 250 (figures).

Example References List Citation

Williams, L.-M. S., Nemeth, L. S., Johnson, E., Armaignac, D. L., & Magwood, G. S. (2019). Telemedicine intensive care unit nursing interventions to prevent failure to rescue. American Journal of Critical Care, 28(1), 64–75.


American Psychological Association. (2019). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). 037/0000165-000

APA Style. (2019). Sample figures [Sample line graph].