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Citation Guide: Magazines

Help with citing your sources for a research paper.

Essential Elements

Magazine citations should include the following information:

  • Author(s) Names
  • Publication Date
  • Title of Article
  • Title of Magazine
  • Volume Number of Magazine
  • Issue Number of Magazine
  • Page Numbers of Article

You may also need:

  • The URL address for the magazine
  • The DOI (if available)

Tips

- Include as much information about the publication date as available. For print magazines, this may be the month and year of publication. Magazine articles published online may include a full date.

- Capitalize only the first word of the article's title and subtitle. All other words should be in lowercase except for proper nouns.

- Do not use quotation marks around article titles.

- Italicize magazine titles. All main words in the magazine title should be capitalized.

- If your citation includes a DOI or URL, do not end the citation with a period.

Sample Citations - Magazines

Article in a Print Magazine

Note that if a DOI is available for an article whether in print or electronic format it should be included at the end of the citation

Example:  

 


Magazine Article Accessed Online

APA does not distinguish between articles accessed through a database and articles accessed via the Web. Cite the article as you would a print article, followed by one of the following:

  • The DOI for the article if present
  • The URL of the magazine article's webpage, if you are accessing a magazine article via a database and their is no DOI present you do not have to include a URL.

Example:

Bergeson, S. (2019, January 4). Really cool neutral plasmas. Science, 363(6422), 33-34. https://doi.org/10.1126

        /science.aau7988

Bustillos, M. (2013, March 19). On video games and storytelling: An interview with Tom Bissell. The New Yorker

        https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/on-video-games-and-storytelling-an-interview-with-tom-bissell