APA Reference List: Periodical Examples. 6th Edition
Periodicals are materials that are published on a regular basis. For example, magazines, newsletters, journals may be published daily, weekly, monthly or other regularly scheduled dates. Periodicals follow a general format in your APA report with a few differences. Newspaper articles citations include the year of publication as well as the day; however, journal articles use the year of publication only.
Scholarly journals will usually have a DOI® assigned, but newspaper and magazine articles usually are accessed through the web page URL.
General APA Format for Periodicals
Periodicals are a good way to find current, primary sources since they are published frequently, the information is up-to-date. Not all articles are primary sources, however, so make sure you understand the difference before you start your research process.
General reference form
Author, A.A, Author, B.B.,& Author, C.C. (year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, xx, pp-pp.
If no DOI® , use the URL for the home page of the magazine. Retrieved from http://www.xxxxxxxx.com
Do not add a period after an URL or DOI® as it may be considered part of the link.
Last, F. M. (Year, Month, day Published). Article title. Magazine Title, volume(issue), pp.).
*use pp. for multiple pages. Use p. for one page.
Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Newspaper. Retrieved from https://www.homeaddress.com/
*Just list the newspaper’s website home page address; not the article’s full URL.
Journals, magazines and newspapers are a great way to find reliable, authoritative sources for your research paper. Although it may seem like a lot of work to figure out how to cite and organize your sources, just remember that the whole point is so that readers can find the information quickly.