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APA Citation Style, 7th Edition: Magazine Articles

Citing Magazine Articles (Retrieved Electronically) in APA Format

How to Create an APA 7th edition Reference for a Magazine article
Author Date Title (SOURCE) Magazine Name (SOURCE) URL
Author, A. A. & Author, B. B.

(2020).
(2020, August).
(2020, September 28).
(n.d.).

Title of magazine article. Magazine Name. 

https://xxx.xxxx
Retrieved December 22, 2020 from https://xxx.xxxx

 

Magazine articles that are available online usually don't have volume or issue numbers and the focus is making sure to add the magazine name in the source, followed by the website. Remember you can always shorten a website using tinyurl.com if the link is super long. 

Example:

Online Magazine Article

Reference:

Wenk, G. (2021, March 29). This is your brain on food. Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/your-brain-food/202103/is-your-brain-food

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 

(Wenk, 2021). 

In-Text Citation (Direct Quote): 

(Wenk, 2021, "A Bad Diet Can Impair Brain Function" section). 

Citing Magazine Articles (Print Format) in APA Format

How to Create an APA 7th edition Reference for a Website
Author Date Title (SOURCE) Magazine Name, Volume, Issue, Pages (SOURCE) URL
Author, A. A. 

(2020).

(2020, August).
(2020, September 28).
 

Title of magazine article.

Magazine Name.

Magazine Name, Volume #(Issue #), pages.

https://xxx.xxxx
(Only if available)

When you are citing a print magazine, you may or may not have all of the information listed in the table above and the example below. Some magazines only have volume numbers (and no issue numbers), some are only published once a year, some have corresponding websites and some do not. You are only required to provide what can be found in the print magazine, usually if it has a volume and issue number, it can be found in the front pages. 

Example:

Print Magazine Article

Reference:

Patton, K. (2021, March 24). 400 years in four hours. Christian Century, 138(6), 10-11.

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 

(Patton, 2021). 

In-Text Citation (Direct Quote): 

(Patton, 2021, p. 10). 

 

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Citation information has been adapted from the APA Manual (7th Edition). Please refer to page 320 of the APA Manual (7th Edition) for more information.

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