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APA 6th Style:  Newspapers & Magazines

UON Library guide for APA 6th

Newspapers

Newspapers and online news sources

 

General rules:

Author Names

  • Appear first in the reference, surname first followed by a comma, then initials (do not include the full first names of authors).
  • If the article does not have an author move the title to the author position, before the year of publication. End with a full-stop.

Year

  • The year, month and day of the newspaper or news source should appear as a complete date, for both print and online.

Article Title

  • Capitalise the first word of the title and sub-title (and any proper nouns).

Newspaper or News Site Title

  • Capitalise all words in the title (except for common words - of, and, etc).
  • Titles appear in full (not abbreviated), and in italics (e.g. Sydney Morning Herald not SMH).

Pagination

  • Most online articles will not include pages as the article formatting/presentation is changed for online publication.
  • For print articles, the full pagination must be listed in the reference, even if spread over multiple pages of the newspaper. See the Articles with multiple pages tab for more information.

Magazine articles

 

General rules:

Author Names

  • Appear first in the reference, surname first followed by a comma, then initials (do not include the full first names of authors).
  • If the article does not have an author move the title to the author position, before the year of publication. End with a full-stop.

Year

  • For printed magazine articles, you only need the year.
  • For online magazine articles, you'll need the complete date of posting - year, month and day.

Article Title

  • Capitalise the first word of the title and sub-title (and any proper nouns).

Magazine Title

  • Capitalise all words in the title (except for common words - of, and, etc).
  • Titles appear in full (not abbreviated), and in italics.

Pagination

  • Most online articles will not include pages as the article formatting/presentation is changed for online publication.
  • For print articles, the full pagination must be listed in the reference, even if spread over multiple pages of the magazine.

Online news and magazine articles

 

For both news and magazine articles found on the web, the correct APA format is:

 

List the following bibliographic details, in order:

  1. Author/s of article [surname, initials]
  2. Year, month, day of publication in parentheses ( ) [followed by a full stop]
  3. Title of article [followed by a full stop]
  4. Newspaper or Magazine Title or News Site Name in italics [followed by a full-stop]
  5. Retrieved from http://www.xxxx [cut the link back to the home page of the news/magazine site]


Reference list example:

 

In-text citation:

(Thomas, 2016)

Print newspaper articles

 

For printed newspaper articles on a single page, the APA citation format is:

 

List the following bibliographic details, in order:

  1. Author/s of article [surname, initials]
  2. Year, month day of publication in parentheses ( ) [followed by a full stop]
  3. Title of article [followed by a full stop]
  4. Newspaper Title in italics [followed by a comma]
  5. p. page number [followed by a full stop]

Newspaper articles on multiple pages

 

Newspaper articles will often be carried over multiple pages. This usually falls into two patterns:

  • Continuous pages (e.g. pages 6-9)
  • Discontinuous pages (e.g. page 1, then pages 6-9).

This will dictate how to format the pagination in the reference.

 

Continuous pages

For articles on multiple, continuous pages the APA citation format is:

 

List the following bibliographic details, in order:

  1. Author/s of article [surname, initials]
  2. Year, month day of publication in parentheses ( ) [followed by a full stop]
  3. Title of article [followed by a full stop]
  4. Newspaper Title in italics [followed by a comma]
  5. pp. page numbers [separated by a dash and followed by a full stop]

 

Discontinuous pages

For articles on multiple, discontinuous pages the APA format is:

As shown above, pages that are not continuous are still listed, but are separated by commas.

 

List the following bibliographic details, in order:

  1. Author/s of article [surname, initials]
  2. Year, month day of publication in parentheses ( ) [followed by a full stop]
  3. Title of article [followed by a full stop]
  4. Newspaper Title in italics [followed by a comma]
  5. pp. page numbers [separate a comma and space for outlying pages, use a dash between continuous pages, and follow by a full stop]

Print magazine articles

 

Printed magazine references tend to follow the same formatting as journal articles.

For printed magazine articles with a single page, the APA citation format is:

 

List the following bibliographic details, in order:

  1. Author/s of article [surname, initials]
  2. Year, month day of publication in parentheses ( ) [followed by a full stop]
  3. Title of article [followed by a full stop]
  4. Magazine Title, in italics [followed by a comma]
  5. Volume in italics
  6. Issue [not in italics, but in brackets, hard against the volume number. followed by a comma]
  7. page numbers [followed by a full stop]

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