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Reference guide for APA 7th edition

Reference guide for APA 7th edition intended for students at the department of Biology and CEC, Lund University. NB! If you access the guide using a smartphone, please note that the text will open below the menu.

Newspaper articles

Newspaper articles

The instructions on this page concern references to newspaper articles in both printed and online newspapers. If the article is published in an online newspaper, you also include the URL of the website from which it was retrieved. 

Do not forget to consult the general instructions on how to write references according to APA (7th edition), including how to write in-text references and construct a reference list, the number of authors to be included, how to write references to two or more works within the same parenthesis, what to do if you have several references with the same author and publication date, how you cite specific parts of works, how to handle incomplete reference information (e.g. missing author information or no publication date), and when/how to use acronyms.


Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (YYYY, Month DD). Title of article. Title of newspaper. URL


In-text references  

(Mikkelsen, 2013)

(Smee, 2019)

Mikkelsen (2013) reported that...

Smee (2019) interviewed...

Reference list

Mikkelsen, J. (2013, November 5). Mycket allvarligt miljöbrott [Severe environmental crime]. Sydsvenskan.

Smee, B. (2019, December 12). Bushfires and drought leave NSW town of Tenterfield without clean water for 72 days. The Guardian.