Q. When should I include day and month in my citation and reference?


Newsletters, magazines, and newspapers are often published on a monthly, weekly, or daily basis. If a publication is put out on a monthly basis, then the month should be included with the year. in your reference. If a publication is released daily, the day should also be included in your reference. Alternatively, if a season like Spring is listed, or two seasons (i.e., Spring/Summer), this should be listed in your reference.

Your in-text citation only requires the year of publication.

Article from a daily print newspaper 
In-text citation: (Johnston, 2019).
Reference: Johnston, R. (2019, August 4). This is the title. The Daily Herald, pp. A1, A4.

Article from a seasonal online magazine
In-text citation: (Harun, 2019). 
Reference: Harun, A. (2019, Spring/Summer). How much do I love making up titles? Cool Sounds Magazine, 1(30). Retrieved from https://issuu.com/this ismadeup.com

Article from a monthly newsletter
In-text citation: (Smith, 2017).  
Reference: Smith, J. (2017, June). Titles are awesome. OLC Departmental News. Retrieved from http://www.thisisnotareallink.ca

For more examples, check out The APA Blog.



  • Last Updated Apr 23, 2020
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  • Answered By Kelley Wadson

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