Answered By: Kristie Jones (Brisbane)
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2017     Views: 32

Magazine articles are not usually considered appropriate sources for academic assessments. Check with your lecturer to see if magazine articles are permitted for your individual assignment.

"For magazines, newsletters, and newspapers, give the year and the exact date of the publication (month or month or day)"  (American Psychological Association, 2010). This is separated by a comma and enclosed in brackets eg. (2012, June). If the date is given as a season (Hume-Pratuch, 2010), include the year and season, separated by a comma and enclosed in brackets eg. (2010, Spring) . When a publication is published weekly, include the month and day eg. (2016, March 21).


Online magazine article example:

Clay, R. (2008, June). Science vs idealogy: Psychologists fight back about the misuse of research. Monitor on

        Psychology, 36(6). Retreived from


Some journals are published monthly or weekly. In these cases, follow the same format as a magazine article. Example below:

Gladman, D.D. (2015, December 19). Is it time for treat to target in psoriatic arthritis? The Lancet, 386(10012),

            2450-2452. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00348-7


American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Hume-Pratuch, J. (2010, January 14). The generic reference: When? [Blog post]. Retrieved from


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