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APA 6th Edition

Please see below for a generic example of a book review published in a scholarly journal with an assigned DOI:

Lastname of review author, A. (Year, Month day). Title of review [Review of the book Book title, by A. Author & B. Author]. Title of Journal, volume#(issue#), page#. https://doi.org/xxxxx

In-text citation: (Lastname of review author, year, p. X)

For more information and examples, please visit "How Do You Reference a Book Review?" from the APA Style Blog or refer to page 208, section 7.06 ("Reviews and peer commentary") in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

References

American Psychological Association. (n.d.). How do you reference a book review? Retrieved from http://www.apastyle.org/learn/faqs/reference-book-review.aspx

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. 

APA 7th Edition

Since book reviews are published in a variety of formats,

the reference format of a review should be the same as the format for the the type of content appearing within that source, with the addition of information about the item being reviewed in square brackets after the review title. (American Psychological Association, 2020, p. 334)

Please see below for a generic example of a book review published in a scholarly journal with an assigned DOI:

Lastname of review author, A. (Year, Month day). Title of review [Review of the book Book title, by A. Author & B. Author]. Title of Journal, volume#(issue#), page#-page#. https://doi.org/xxxxxxxx

In-text citation: (Lastname of review author, year, p. X)

For more information, see pages 334-335 in the APA Style manual.

Reference

American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000