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Citation Help for APA, 7th Edition: Magazine Article

Help with common issues and questions with APA 7th edition

Variation - No Author?

Article Example

How to launch your career in project management: Project management can be a rewarding and challenging career, but where do you start? (2018, February 27). Management Today https://www.managementtoday.co.uk/launch-career-project-management/your-career/article/1458219

Explanation

When there is no author move the article title to the author spot. Do not italicize title and end with a period. Follow the title with the publication date in parentheses. Then, complete the rest of the reference as directed by source type.

Parenthetical Citation

("How to Launch," 2018)

Parenthetical Explanation

When there is no author, look at the reference, first. Then, use the title (or whatever is in the author spot) in the citation within the body of the paper. If the title is italicized (as with a book or video) keep the italics in the citation. If the title is not italicized (as with a book chapter or article) put quotation marks around the title. Additionally, be sure to capitalize all major words in the title within the citation. Finally, if the title is overly long, shorten the title. NOTE: Notice in the parenthetical citation example that the comma is inside the quotation marks followed by the date. 

More Information

For more information about creating references for sources without authors, see Section 9.12 on page 289 of the APA Manual, 7th edition. For more information about creating parenthetical and narrative citations for sources with no authors, see Section 8.14 on pages 264-265 of the APA Manual, 7th edition.

Variation - Multiple Authors?

Multiple Authors - 20 Authors or Less?

 

List all authors up to and including 20 authors. 

Example

Clarke, N., D'Amato, A., Higgs, M., & Ramesh, V. (2018). Responsible leadership in projects: Insights into ethical decision making. Project Management Institute.

Explanation

List each author's last name first followed by a comma. Then, add the initials for the first and middle names (if there is one). Add a period after each initial. Separate each author with a comma. Insert an ampersand (&) before the last author.

Parenthetical & Narrative Citations

For one or two authors, list all authors in the reference. For three or more authors, list the first author followed by et al. This includes the first time the source is used in the paper. 

Parenthetical Citation Example

(Clarke et al., 2018)

Narrative Citation Example

Clarke et al. (2018) found ......


Multiple Authors - 21 or More Authors?

 

List the first 19 authors' names, then insert an ellipse, and then add the last author's name.

Example

Gilbert, J. R., Smith, J. D., Johnson, R. S., Anderson, A., Plath, S., Martin, G., Sorenson, K., Jones, R., Adams, T., Rothbaum, Z., Esty, K., Gibbs, M., Taultson, B., Christner, G, Paulson, L., Tolo, K., Jacobson, W. L., Robinson, R. A., Maurer, O., . . . White, N. (2014). Choosing a title (2nd ed.). Unnamed  Publishing.

Parenthetical Citation Example

(Gilbert et al., 2014)

Narrative Citation Example

Gilbert et al. (2014) ...

More Information

For more information about author format, see Section 9.8 on page 286 of the APA Manual, 7th edition.

Variation - Periodical Information?

Missing Journal Information?

 

In the event there is any missing periodical information (i.e., journal volume, journal issue, or page numbers), then omit this information from the reference.
 

More Information:

For more information, see Section 9.26 on page 294 of the APA Manual, 7th edition. 

Introduction

Journal or Magazine?

Before citing an article from a periodical, one needs to determine if the article is from a magazine or a scholarly journal. There are two general clues to look to in order to make this determination:

  1. Frequency of publication. Journals are more likely to be monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly publications. If the periodical is published weekly, then it is a magazine and not a journal.
  2. Pagination. Magazines are generally paginated by issue (i.e., with each new issue the page numbers start over with number one). Oftentimes, scholarly journals are paginated consecutively throughout the volume year. The page numbering does not begin with number one again until the first issue of the next volume year.

Examine your article and determine if it is a magazine article or not. For an article coming from a journal, see the Journal Article page. Remember, book reviews and newspaper articles are cited differently from both magazine and journal articles.

Other NEW Important Information in APA, 7th edition:

  1. All articles coming from an academic database should be treated as a print magazine. If the article has a DOI, include the DOI at the end of the reference. If the article does not have a DOI, then omit it from the reference.
  2. If periodical information (e.g., volume number, issue number, page range) is missing, omit this information from the reference.  

More Information:

For more information about articles and periodicals, see Sections 9.25 and 9.26 on page 294 as well as Section 10.1 and the examples on pages 316-321 of the APA Manual, 7th edition.

 

Magazine from Academic Database without DOI

Example

 

Gupta, S. (2019, November 23). Health care algorithm is racially biased. Science News, 196(9), 6. 

 

Explanation

 

Author: Gupta, S.  

Begin the reference with the author's last name. Add a comma after the author's last name. Then, add the initials of the author's first and middle names (if present). Add a period after each initial. If the author provides a middle name or middle initial, be sure to add a space between the initials.
 

Date of Publication: (2019, November 23). 

Next, add the date the magazine was published. In parentheses, add the year, followed by a comma and the month. If the magazine is published weekly, add the day after the month. Add a period after the parentheses. 
 

Title of the Article: Health care algorithm is racially biased.

Next, add the title of the article. The title and subtitle (if present) are separated by a colon. Capitalize only the first word of the title and subtitle as well as proper nouns or abbreviations. Add a period after the title. 
 

Source Information: Science News, 196(9), 6. 

Complete the reference with the source information. In this case, it would be the magazine title, the volume number, the issue number, the page numbers, and the URL. For the magazine title, capitalize all major words in the title, including any initial article (e.g., The, A, An). Do not capitalize prepositions or articles in the middle of the magazine title (e.g., of, the, an, etc.). Italicize the magazine title. After the magazine title, add the volume number and be sure to italicize. Then, add the issue number in parentheses. After the parentheses add a comma and include the page numbers of the article. Add a period after the parentheses.
 

More Information:

For more information about articles and periodicals, see Sections 9.25 and 9.26 on page 294 as well as Section10.1 and the examples on pages 316-321 of the APA Manual, 7th edition. 

 

Parenthetical & Narrative Citations Examples

 

Parenthetical Citation Example:

(Gupta, 2019)

Narrative Citation Example:

Gupta (2019) shared ...

 

More Information:

For more information about author format in parenthetical and narrative citations, see Section 8.17 and Table 8.1 on page 266 of the APA Manual, 7th edition. 

Online Magazine not from a Database without DOI

Example


Lowery, C. (2018, August 15). Telehealth: A new frontier in OB/GYN. Contemporary OB/GYN,

64(8). https://www.contemporaryobgyn.net/telemedicine/telehealth-new-frontier-obgyn

 

Explanation

 

Author: Lowery, C. 

Begin the reference with the author's last name. Add a comma after the author's last name. Then, add the initials of the author's first and middle names (if present). Add a period after each initial. If the author provides a middle name or middle initial, be sure to add a space between the initials.
 

Date of Publication: (2018, August 15). 

Next, add the date the magazine was published. In parentheses, add the year, followed by a comma and the month. If the magazine is published weekly, add the day after the month. Add a period after the parentheses. 
 

Title of the Article: Telehealth: A new frontier in OB/GYN.

Next, add the title of the article. The title and subtitle (if present) are separated by a colon. Capitalize only the first word of the title and subtitle as well as proper nouns or abbreviations. Add a period after the title. 
 

Source Information: Contemporary OB/GYN, 64(8). https://www.contemporaryobgyn.net/telemedicine/telehealth-new-frontier-obgyn

Complete the reference with the source information. In this case, it would be the magazine title, the volume number, the issue number, the page numbers, and the URL. For the magazine title, capitalize all major words in the title, including any initial article (e.g., The, A, An). Do not capitalize prepositions or articles in the middle of the magazine title (e.g., of, the, an, etc.). Italicize the magazine title. After the magazine title, add the volume number and be sure to italicize. Then, add the issue number in parentheses. If the magazine has designated page numbers, add a comma after the parentheses and include the page numbers of the article. If the article does not have designated page numbers, add a period after the parentheses. Then, add the URL to the article. 
 

More Information:

 For more information about articles and periodicals, see Sections 9.25 and 9.26 on page 294 as well as Section10.1 and the examples on pages 316-321 of the APA Manual, 7th edition. 

 

Parenthetical & Narrative Citations Examples

 

Parenthetical Citation Example:

(Lowery, 2018)

Narrative Citation Example:

Lowery (2018) outlined ...

 

More Information:

For more information about author format in parenthetical and narrative citations, see Section 8.17 and Table 8.1 on page 266 of the APA Manual, 7th edition.