This page contains reference examples for preprint articles.

Hampton, S., Rabagliati, H., Sorace, A., & Fletcher-Watson, S. (2017). Autism and bilingualism: A qualitative interview study of parents’ perspectives and experiences. PsyArXiv.

Hetland, B., McAndrew, N., Perazzo, J., & Hickman, R. (2018). A qualitative study of factors that influence active family involvement with patient care in the ICU: Survey of critical care nurses. PubMed Central.


  • Parenthetical citations: (Hampton et al., 2017; Hetland et al., 2018)
  • Narrative citations: Hampton et al. (2017) and Hetland et al. (2018)
  • Ideally, use and cite the final, published version of a work. However, if you used the preprint version of a work, cite that version, as shown in the examples.
  • Preprint versions of articles may or may not be peer reviewed or may be the author’s final, peer-reviewed manuscript as accepted for publication.
  • Two common repositories for preprint articles are PsyArXiv and PubMed Central. Follow the same format for other preprint archives.

Preprint article references are covered in Section 10.8 of the APA Publication Manual, Seventh Edition

Date created: February 2020