Magazine article [from Print source using APA 6th ed.]

Overview

Unlike academic journals, magazines and trade publications often do not have volume and part numbers, and are commonly identified by the date of issue. If these volume and part, or issue numbers are used, include them in the reference, but also use the fuller date format applicable when there is no volume/issue number.

 

Standard Form

Monthly

Author, Initials. (year, month). Article title. Magazine Title, Volume number(part/issue number - if any), start page number-end page number.

Weekly

Author, Initials. (year, month day). Article title. Magazine Title, Volume number(part/issue number - if any), start page number-end page number.

 

Examples

Monthly

Griffiths, J. (2006, July). Access to Work closed to the civil service. Disability Now, 3.

Access denied. (2006, July). Labour Research, 95(7), 15-16.

Weekly

Barrett, L. (2001, August 23). Daewoo’s drive to survive in the UK. Marketing Week, 22-23.

Carmichael, M. (2006, July 1). Philip Morris stubs out its Basic budget brand. The Grocer, 229(7761), 66.

Citation in Text

Monthly

A scheme for disabled employees (Griffiths, 2006, p. 3) has been closed ...

The government has withdrawn funding for public sector employers ("Access denied", 2006, pp. 15-16) to a scheme ...

Weekly

There had been a drift in market share for Daewoo (Barrett, 2001, p. 22) which led ...

Carmichael (2006, p. 66) reports the failure of a low-cost brand ...

 

Notes

  • Named authors (bylines) are sometimes found at the end of articles in magazines.
  • If there is no identifiable author (byline), begin your reference with the title of the article. Cite the first few words of the article title in the text of your work and use double quotation marks around the title.
  • Note that "Access to Work" was the name of a specific initiative, so "Work" has a capital letter, which it would not otherwise have. Meanwhile, "Basic" is the name of a discontinued brand.