Use the following template or our APA Citation Generator to cite a magazine. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Author Surname, Author Initial. (Year Published). Title. Publication Title, (Issue number), Pages Used. Retrieved from http://Website URL


Yuskavage, L. (1995). Chuck Close. Bomb Magazine, (52), N/A. Retrieved from

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


(Author Surname, Year Published)


I began to realize that it has sustained me for so long because I have difficulty in recognizing faces. (Yuskavage, 1995)

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How do I format an in-text citation for a magazine in APA style?

For a magazine, the in-text citation has the author’s last name and the year within a parenthesis.

Example In-Text Citation for Magazine:

Narrative citation: (LastName, Year)

Narrative citation: (Atkinson, 2014)

Parenthetical citation: According to Atkinson (2014) social stigma is a …

How do I format a reference list entry for a magazine in APA style?

To cite an article from a magazine, mention the authors’ names, date of publication, title, magazine name, volume and issue numbers (if available), and the page range of the cited article.

Example Reference List Entry for Magazine:

Format: Last name, Initials. (Year, Month Day). Article title. Magazine Name, Volume(Issue), page range.

Shenoy, R. (2020, August). The nightmare. Uncommon Stories, 23-25.