Magazine & Journal Articles

NOTE: Articles from MAGAZINES are cited differently from articles found in JOURNALS. See the table below on how to tell the difference between a magazine and a journal…

magazine

magazine

  • POPULAR
  • author usually a journalist or professional writer, sometimes no name given
  • often no reference list
  • often many colorful images & pictures
  • short easy-to-understand articles
  • to entertain & inform

journal

journal

  • SCHOLARLY
  • author usually an expert, e.g. lecturer
  • in text citations used & reference list given
  • charts & tables
  • longer articles with more jargon

journal Parts of a JOURNAL article citation with a doi

define a word / phrasedoi = a digital object identifier is a unique number given to an online document. See this link http://www.apastyle.org/learn/faqs/what-is-doi.aspx for more information.

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  • author – family name first followed by initials. 
    (See page 6 of the Cheat Sheet for more detail on author names).
  • date – year in brackets.
  • article title – title of the article; capitalize only the first word and names.
  • article subtitle – separate from the title with a colon, capitalize only the first word and names.
  • journal title – title of the journal in italics.
  • volume & issue numbers – volume number in italics, issue number in brackets.
  • page numbers – separate with a dash if more than one page.
  • location detail – include the DOI if there is one. If there is no DOI, use the journal web page; if there is no journal web page, use the online database web page. Do not activate any links.

FindHow to find the details for a JOURNAL article citation

Other examples

  • journal article with a sub-title and doi

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  • journal article with no doi, where journal has a website

journal article citation example

  • journal article with no doi, journal has no website

journal article citation example

  • journal article with more than 7 authors

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magazineParts of a MAGAZINE article citation

magazine article citation example

  • author – family name first followed by initials. 
    (See page 6 of the Cheat Sheet for more detail on author names).
  • date – year AND month in brackets.
  • article title – title of the article; capitalize only the first word and names.
  • article subtitle – separate from the title with a colon, capitalize only the first word and names.
  • magazine title – title of the magazine in italics.
  • volume & issue numbers – volume number in italics, issue number in brackets.
  • page numbers – separate with a dash if more than one page.
  • location detail – if found online use the doi.  If there is no DOI, use the magazine web page; if there is no magazine web page, use the online datatbase web page. Do not activate any links.

FindHow to find the details for a MAGAZINE article citation

Other examples

  • monthly magazine article, from an online database where the magazine has a website

magazine article citation example

  • weekly magazine article, no author, no volume or issue numbers, from an online database where the magazine has no website

magazine article citation example

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