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APA Format (6th Edition): Journals and Magazines

Journals and Magazines (Print)

Here is the citation information for a journal article:

Lastname, Firstinitial(Publication date). Title of article. Title of Journal Volume(Issue), pages.

  • If a doi number is available, list it after the page numbers.
  • For magazines, list the year then the month and day.





Bagchi, A(1996). Conflicting nationalisms: The voice of the Subaltern in Mahasweta Devi's Bashai Tudu. Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature 15(1), 41-50.


Smith, T. A. (2015, April 9). Common Core in today's schoolsTime, 135, 10-13.



(This information was obtained from the Documenting Sources in APA Style: 2010 Update. If you more information about citing a journal article, please visit their website.)


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.

  • Article in a journal/magazine paginated by volume (continuous page numbering across all issues within a volume): Give the volume number (italicized), followed by the page numbers.
  • Article in a journal/magazine paginated by issue (each issue starts with page number). Include the issue number after the volume number (only
  • 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
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
Tucker, P. (2010). Designing buildings for climate change. The Futurist, 44(5), 11-12.Retrieved from



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

Citing Articles from Library Databases

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