Answered By: Arts & Sciences / Philosophy & Theology Liaison Librarian
Last Updated: Jul 10, 2020     Views: 8015

There are no examples of referencing a letter to the editor in the APA Publication Manual or in the APA Style Blog, however, there is mention of them. The Library suggests following the format below:

 

Print:

Writer/author. (Year, Month date). Title [Letter to the editor]. Title of newspaper, page number. 

Online

If the letter you are referencing is sourced online ( i.e. from a print newspaper), omit the page number and provide the URL 

Writer/author. (Year, Month date). Title [Letter to the editor]. Title of newspaper. URL

 

Example with author:

APA 7th style 

McHugh, J. (1993, June 10). It’s past time to make a change [Letter to the editor]. The Canberra Times, 12. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/127238555

APA 6th style 

McHugh, J. (1993, June 10). It’s past time to make a change [Letter to the editor]. The Canberra Times, 12. Retrieved from https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/127238555

 

Example no author:

APA 7th style 

ANZAC Day Observance [Letter to the editor]. (1944, April 26). The Mercury. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/26023751

APA 6th style 

ANZAC Day Observance [Letter to the editor]. (1944, April 26). The Mercury. Retrieved from https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/26023751

 

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