Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Oct 10, 2017     Views: 10075

Print Journal or Magazine Article

The basic format for citing a print journal or magazine article in APA style is:

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal or Magazine, volume number(issue number), page numbers.

NOTE: For magazines you want to include a full date (1993, September 30).

For example (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines):

Robertson, D., Voegtlin, C., & Maak, T. (2017). Business ethics: The promise of neuroscience. Journal of Business Ethics, 144(4), 679-697.

Stein, J. (2009, July 27). Jesus walks into a bar. Time, 174(3), 64.

Electronic Journal or Magazine Article

The basic format for citing an electronic journal or magazine article in APA style is:

Author, A. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal or Magazine, volume number(issue number), page numbers. doi: 10.xxxxxxxxxx

Note: When available, use the DOI number but if a DOI number is not available, use the home URL.

For example (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines):

Ray, B., Posntt, D. P., Devanbu, P., Filkov, V. (2017). A large-scale study of programming languages and code quality in GitHub.. Communications of the ACM, 60(10), 91-100. doi: 10.1145/3126905

Raygorodetsky, G. (2017, October). Life on the edge. National Geographic, 232(4), 108-129. Retrieved from http://www.nationalgeographic.com

More information:

For further help please contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (UC Students) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online/COCE Students) for assistance with citing a website.

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This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to cite a journal or magazine article in your class assignments and projects.

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