how to reference a magazine

how to reference a magazine

how to reference a magazine

How to reference a magazine
Author , A . A . ( Date published ). Title of article . Title of Magazine , Volume ( Issue ), pp-pp .
Author , A . A . ( Date published ). Title of article . Title of Magazine , Volume ( Issue ), pp-pp . Retrieved from URL of magazine’s home page

Anonymous newspaper article
Authored newspaper article

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In their review of the literature (Knapik et al., 2015)…

To write the name of a journal or magazine in an APA paper:

  • The title of the journal should be in italics – Example: Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Capitalize all the major words.

Example:Studies published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology found that .
If you are referencing the name of a journal, the journal name would be in italics.

The Royal Society of Chemistry have a specific referencing style that we use across all our journals, as it ensures that all references are given accurately, clearly and with sufficient detail. Reading this guide will help you format references, notes and footnotes using the Royal Society of Chemistry’s house style. It is based on the advice that we offer to authors wishing to publish their research in our journals. It’s always worth checking with your university department what referencing style they recommend though, and if they have specific guidelines they want you to follow.
This guide is part of a collection of resources that we have produced for students using journal articles. You can find more resources in our Reading and understanding journals resource collection.

How to reference a magazine
(Mitchell, 2009, p. B3)
In-text Citation (Direct Quote):

There are no examples for referencing either of these format types in the APA Publication Manual or in the APA Style Blog. There is, however, a reference to letters to the editor in the first chapter of the Publication Manual. Here, the manual refers to letters as ‘Other Types of Articles’ (American Psychological Association, 2010, p.11).
With this in mind, we suggest you reference both of these formats as you would reference journal articles. You can insert [letter to the editors] or [editorial] in square brackets, after the title. With the rest of the reference, it will enable your reader to track back to the original article.

In many cases the organisation’s name is used in place of the author, for example, for online sources such as webpages. In some instances the publication title is used in place of the author, for example journal articles and newspaper articles, where no author/reporter’s name is present.
Please refer to the relevant reference type (book, journal article etc.) in the MMU Harvard guide for instruction on what to use when no author’s name is provided on the source.

It is always important to validate a website before using it in your academic work. For more information visit

  • If a website does not have an obvious author, you can often find more information in the ‘About us’ section.
  • When possible, include the year, month, and date in references. If the month and date are not available or if the website is not updated regularly, use the year of publication only.
  • If you refer to an entire professional website, you do not need to include an entry in the reference list. You must identify the title of the source clearly in the text of your paper (capitalised but without special punctuation) and provide the electronic address in brackets.
  • However, when you cite a particular document or piece of information from a website include both a reference list entry and an in-text citation.
  • When citing sources that you find on the Internet you only need to include a retrieval date if the information you viewed is likely to change over time. If you reference an article from a wiki, for example, you would want to include a retrieval date because information in a wiki can be subject to a lot of change.


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