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How to Cite a Magazine in APA

Use the following template to cite a magazine using the APA citation format. We also provide style guides for the MLA, Chicago, and Turabian styles. To have your bibliography or works cited list automatically made for you, check out our free APA citation maker.

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Citing a magazine article in print

APA format structure:

Author, A.A.. (Year, month of Publication). Article title. Magazine Title, Volume(Issue), pp.-pp.

APA format example:

Tumulty, K. (2006, April). Should they stay or should they go? Time, 167(15), 3-40.

Notes: When citing a magazine in APA, keep in mind:

  • You can find the volume number with the other publication information of the magazine.
  • You can typically find page numbers at the bottom corners of a magazine article.
  • If you cannot locate an issue number, simply don’t include it in the citation.

Citing a magazine article found online

APA format structure:

Author, A.A.. (Year, Month of Publication). Article title. Magazine Title, Volume(Issue), Retrieved from http://xxxx

APA format example:

Tumulty, K. (2006, April). Should they stay or should they go? Time, 167(15) Retrieved from http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1179361,00.html

Notes: When creating an online magazine citation, keep in mind:

  • The volume and issue number aren’t always on the same page as the article. Check out the other parts of the website before leaving it out of the citation.

For more information on how to cite in APA, check out Purdue OWL and Cornell.