APA Referencing: How do I reference a figure from a journal article?

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Reference example

Jenner, N. (2014). Sunny surprise for fusion reactors. New Scientist, 22(2967), 12.


In-text example

In the text, put a caption under the figure.

Particle patterns
Figure 1. Particle patterns (from Jenner, 2014)


What information do I need to create a reference for a figure (image, graph, chart, map, drawing, photograph) from an article from a journal?

Elements that may be required to create a reference for a figure from an article from a journal are as follows:

1. Author

Corporate author
No author

2. Date

Full date
No date (n.d.)

3. Title

Title of article
Title of journal

4. Retrieval Information

Volume number
Issue number
Page number(s)



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