How to Cite a Newsletter in APA

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Referencing newsletter articles in the sixth edition of the American Psychological Association (APA) style format requires you to note both the article title and the name of the newsletter on the references page. You must also cite your source in the text.

Reference List Citation

When citing an article from a newsletter on your reference list, use the following format:

Author Lastname, First Initial(s). (Year, Month if Applicable). Article title: Subtitle if applicable. Newsletter Title, Newsletter volume if from a print source(Issue number if applicable), pages of article if paginated. Retrieved from URL (if obtained from website)

For example:

Tsumura, K. (2008). Value and values today. Kenji Bi-Annual, 5(2), 5 - 6.

If no author is available, reference the publication organization instead:

International Association for the Psychology of Religion. (2014, November). Conference: Trauma and lived religion. IAPR Newsletter, 5. Retrieved from

In-Text Citation

When referencing a piece of information from a newsletter in the body of your paper, include an in-text citation. This is a parenthetical containing the author name, year of publication and the page or paragraph on which the information was found. For example: (Tsumura, 2008. p. 5) or (IAPR, 2014. para. 3).


About the Author

Jon Zamboni began writing professionally in 2010. He has previously written for The Spiritual Herald, an urban health care and religious issues newspaper based in New York City, and online music magazine eBurban. Zamboni has a Bachelor of Arts in religious studies from Wesleyan University.

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