APA Journals® Internet Posting Guidelines

Update effective November 1, 2008

If a paper is unpublished, the author may distribute it on the Internet or post it on a website but should label the paper with the date and with a statement that the paper has not (yet) been published. (Example: Draft version 1.3, 1/5/08. This paper has not been peer reviewed. Please do not copy or cite without author's permission.)

Authors of articles published in APA journals may post a copy of the final manuscript, as accepted for publication, as a word processing file, on their personal website, their employer's server, or in their institution's repository after it is accepted for publication.

The following conditions would prevail:

  • The posted article must carry an APA copyright notice and include a link to the APA journal home page or to the final published version using the article’s DOI, or digital object identifier, that may be found on the first page of the published article, in the upper right-hand corner.

  • Further, the posted article must include the following statement: "This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record."

  • APA does not provide electronic copies of the APA published version for this purpose, and authors are not permitted to scan in the APA typeset version of the published article.

  • Authors are not permitted to download and subsequently post the APA typeset version of the published article.