How to cite a magazine article in APA
To cite a magazine article in a reference entry in APA style 6th edition include the following elements:
- Author(s) of the article: Give the last name and initials (e. g. Watson, J. D.) of up to seven authors with the last name preceded by an ampersand (&). For eight or more authors include the first six names followed by an ellipsis (…) and add the last author's name.
- Year, Month of publication: Give the year and month in brackets followed by a full stop.
- Title of the article: Only the first letter of the first word and proper nouns are capitalized.
- Title of the magazine: Give the full, non-abbreviated title of the periodical in title case. It should also be italicized.
- Volume number: The volume number is also italicized.
- Issue number: For journals that are paginated by issue give the issue number in brackets.
- Page numbers: Give the full page range.
Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of a magazine article in APA style 6th edition:
.(Year, Month of publication). Title of the article. Title of the magazine, Volume number(Issue number), Page numbers.
APA reference list examples
Take a look at our reference list examples that demonstrate the APA style guidelines for a magazine article citation in action:
An article by three authors from a scientific magazine
Danzer, L., Grünbaum, B. & Shephard, G. C. (1987, April). Equitransitive tilings, or how to discover new mathematics. Math Magazine, 60(2), 67-89.
An article by four authors from a technology magazine
McCarthy, J., Minsky, M. L., Rochester N. & Shannon, C. E. (2006). A proposal for the Dartmouth summer research project on artificial intelligence. AI Magazine, 27(4), 12-14.
This citation style guide is based on the official Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition).