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APA Style Guide 7th Edition

General Guidelines for Magazines 

Author Last name, First Initials. (Year). Article title. Magazine Title, volume number (issue number), page numbers. 


Magazine - Print

Simmons, C. (2019, September). The real deal on classroom management for new teachers. Educational Leadership, 77(1), 42-48. 


Magazine - Online  

Lawerance, B. (2020, June 17). The wonderful world of words. Language Magazine: Improving Literacy and


Magazine - With DOI 

Gibbs, B. (2017, December). The complicated pursuit of democratic teaching. Phi Delta Kappan, 99(4), 21-25.


Notes About Author, Date, Title, and Source 


  • List each author alphabetically by the authors last name and first name initial(s) in the order they appeared in the article. Do not include titles, positions, or ranks in the authors name.
  • Include the first 20 authors. If you have more then 20 authors include the first 19 and then et al. for the remaining authors. 
  • Separate the authors by commas and the ampersand "&" sign. 
  • If citing a group author, use the entire group name.
  • If a source has no author or group author, move the title to the author position and alphabetize it accordingly in the reference list. 


  • Enclose the date of publication in parentheses followed by the month and/or day separated by a comma. For Example: (2020, July 18). 
  • If the publication date is unknown or cannot be determined, list the date as n.d. (which stands for no date). For example: (n.d.).  

Article Title 

  • The first word of the title and subtitle is capitalized as are proper nouns but all other words are lowercase. For example: Digital screen time limits and young children's psychological well-being: Evidence from a population-based study. 
  • If a title ends with a question mark or exclamation point, use those punctuation marks instead of a period at the end. 

Magazine title 

  • The name of the magazine is italicized with all major words capitalized. 

Volume and Issue Number 

  • Italicize the volume number and put the non-italicized issue number in parentheses. For example 15(5) 
  • Omit if not listed or unavailable.

Page Numbers 

  • List the page numbers seperated by a dash. You do not include p. or pp. For example: 45-73

DOIs and URLs 

  • Magazine articles do not often have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). If it does, include it otherwise omit it. 
  • If an online work has a DOI and a URL, use the DOI 
  • Present the DOI as a web address. Precede the DOI number with                                                      For Example:
  • For online only sources without a DOI include the URL.