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APA Format (7th Edition): Journals and Magazines

Journals and Magazines (Print)

Here is the citation information for a journal article:

Lastname, F. M.Lastname, F. M. & Lastname, F. M (Year of Publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, Volume(Issue), pages.

  • If a doi number is available, list it after the page numbers.
  • For magazines and newspapers give month and day in publication, if available. 




Thornton, E. & Pierce, S. (2020). Open educational resources in the time of COVID: Awareness advocacy and advancement. Arkansas Libraries, 77(3-4), 16-21.


Witze, A. (2022, Aug. 13). 25 years of Mars roversScienceNews, 202(3), 20-25.


Journals and Magazines (Online Database)

1. Author.

2. Date of publication (in parenthesis)

  • For magazines: In addition to the year of publication, list the month and, for weekly magazines, the day.

3. Article title.

4. Journal or magazine title (in italics). Capitalize all major words.

5. Volume, issue and page numbers.

  • italicize the volume number, not the issue number), followed by the page numbers.

6. DOI number (if available). If not available, list the name of the database in which you found the article.

Lastname, Firstinitial (Year) Title of article. Title of Journal, Volume(Issue), pages. DOI number or article URL. 



Article with DOI

Arora, V. M., Bloomgarden, E., & Jain, S. (2022). Supporting Health Care Workers to Address Misinformation on Social Media. The New England Journal of Medicine, 386(18), 1683-1685.


Ress, S. (2010). Bridging the generation gap: Little Orphan Annie in the Great Depression. Journal of Popular Culture, 43, 782-800. doi:10.1111/j.1540-5931.2010.00770.x

 Database article without DOI

Dixon, M. (2022, Mar.). The best four by Ford so far. Octane, 48-60.  


(This information was obtained from the Citing Library Databases and E-Books reference sheet created by Veronica Stewart. If you need citation information, please visit the Research Process LibGuide.)

Citing Articles from Library Databases

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