Q. How do I cite and reference a magazine article?



Author(s) last name, Initial. (Year, Month Day). Title of article in sentence case. Title of Magazine in Mixed Case and Italics Volume number(issue number). http://www.magazine.com


MacDonald, N. (2015, February 2). Welcome to Winnipeg: Where Canada's racism problem is at its worst. Maclean's, 128(4). https://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/welcome-to-winnipeg-where-canadas-racism-problem-is-at-its-worst/

In-text citation (direct quote):

(Author, year, para. #).


(MacDonald, 2015, para. 3-5)

In-text citation (paraphrase):

(Author, year).


(MacDonald, 2015)


  • Note italics and mixed case for title of the magazine and volume number
  • If the magazine article has a DOI number, you can replace the article's URL with the DOI number
  • For more tips and examples on referencing in APA format, check here
  • For more information on creating in-text citations, check here 


  • Last Updated May 07, 2020
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  • Answered By Ethan Allard

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